EE 16-3-Peiser1_p2.qxd 30-6-05 9:53 am Page 681 REPORT ON THE CLIMATE CHANGE SEMINAR OF THE FRIEDRICH NAUMANN FOUNDATION, GUMMERSBACH, GERMANY Bernd Ströher and Benny Peiser This is a brief report about an interesting seminar on climatic change and the Kyoto Protocol that was held at the Theodor Heuss Academy in Gummersbach (near Bonn) in February. It was a noteworthy change, as some of Germany’s top climatologists made presentations at a meeting that included a number of more ‘sceptical’ speakers. The conference (“Kyoto – Climatic Predictions: Meaningfulness of the models and strategies for action”) was organised by the liberal Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung together with the Society for the Freedom of Science (Bund Freiheit der Wissenschaft). The list of speakers included top scientists and researchers and was opened by Michael Miersch, Germany’s leading environmental journalist and a well-known advocate of “eco-optimism”. There were presentations by Prof. Dennis Bray (GKSS Forschungszentrum Geesthacht), Prof. Hans von Storch (GKSS Forschungszentrum Geesthacht), Prof. Mangini (Academy of Science, University of Heidelberg) Prof. Nico Stehr (Zeppelin University), Prof. Fabian (Technical University Munich) Prof. Gerlich (Technical University Braunschweig) and Professor Julian Morris (University of Buckingham). Preparation for the conference took more than a year and included many difficulties. Some of
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Published: Jul 1, 2005
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