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Science Policy Analyst at CSIRO, Dr Willem Bouma, comments that continued use of ozone depleting chemicals contributed to a seven million square kilometre increase in the size of the ozone hole last year. "Things will get worse before they improve," said Dr Bouma.
The University of Sydney Chemical Society
The speaker will be Dr Willem Bouma
Twenty-Two Years in Atmospheric Science Dr Willem Bouma Ex-Science Advisor, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research After a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry and Mass Spectrometry, and more of the same as a post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Warwick and ANU, Willem moved to CSIRO and worked as a science planner and science advisor in Atmospheric Science.
will present an overview of the major issues in atmospheric science over that time, and how the science has changed, matured and influenced policy and society.
Science's Climate Of Doubt Is Over
According to Dr Willem Bouma, a science policy analyst with the Division of Atmospheric Research in Melbourne, critics like the University of Virginia's Professor Patrick Michaels, Dr Richard Lindzen of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Dr Brian Tucker, former head of the CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research, are out of date when they contend that the science behind the report is too weak to be taken seriously.
"There has been a remarkable shift over the last five or six years," Dr Bouma
claims this up-front honesty is frequently misunderstood and may "cloud the fact that the major conclusions as reported by the IPCC
are quite robust".
suggests candidly, have been "burdened too much" by their own awareness of the complexity of climate change.
Rather, scientists have "a duty to speak out", says Dr Bouma, who agrees with Dr Klaus Hasselmann, of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Germany, that researchers are obligated to provide the most reliable information possible.
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