Co-workers featured in media
Jutta Holst, researcher at the department, was interviewed about how a helium balloon was able to travel from Lund to Binnareboda in Småland. Holst says that a lot of luck is required as well as the right weather.
Dan Metcalfe, senior lecturer at the department, was interviewed in a number of media outlets about an investigation showing that research about climate change in the Arctic is based on insufficient and incomplete measurements and samples. “The initial stage of our study has given us a map of the areas in which our knowledge is insufficient. The next step could be to undertake a broader investigation of the environment, in order to subsequently compare the results with areas studied in greater detail”, he says.
Markku Rummukainen, professor at the department, was interviewed in many media outlets about the summer’s drought. Rummukainen says it is too early to say if the drought is due to climate change. “Each individual event must be studied separately if we are going to be able to say something about how it has arisen”, he says.
He was also interviewed in many media outlets about the possible links between the summer’s forest fires and climate change. “It is more complicated than that. When it gets hotter, it also affects the occurrence of extreme heat, heatwaves and other aspects. However, extreme weather is so rare that you need quite a long period in order to see possible changes”, he says.
Markku also was mentioned in Dagens industri on account of being a member of the Scientific Council for Sustainable Development, which has released a new report entitled “The possibilities and limitation of socio-economic analyses”.
Markku and Johanna Alkan Olsson (senior lecturer at the Centre for Environmental and Climate Research) were mentioned in several media outlets on account of being members of Lund municipality’s new climate policy council. In addition to that, Markku was interviewed about Skåne’s new climate strategy. “It is in line with what is needed throughout the world to fulfil agreed climate targets”, he says.
Thomas Holst, researcher at the department, was interviewed on SVT Nyheter about how tree forests’ particle emissions can have a cooling effect on the climate. “It is becoming increasingly clear that we should not be focusing solely on carbon dioxide. We need an overall picture of how emissions and different substances in nature relate to each other”, he says.