Guðni Elísson

Guðni Elísson

Hot future, cold war: Climate science and climate understanding
The Earth101 conference on March 1st 13.00–17.00, at the University of Iceland

The lectures were given in the following order:

Guðni Elísson: “Earth2015”
Gavin Schmidt: “Simulating the emergent patterns of climate change”
Erick Fernandes: “Turn Down the Heat – Why a 4oC Warmer World Must be Avoided”
Kevin Anderson: “Delivering on 2°C: evolution or revolution?”
Erik M. Conway: “Merchants of Doubt: How Climate Science Became a Victim of the Cold War”


Guðni Elísson is a Professor in Comparative Literature and head of Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Iceland. He has written two books and close to fifty articles on various subjects matters in the fields of literature, cinema, cultural studies, as well as on environmental issues. He has also edited over twenty books. He is especially interested in the way political think tanks influence environmental debates in modern Western societies.