This workshop aims at comparing current numerical models for the middle and upper atmospheres and, in the light of the observations, identifying key issues, lacks and roads for future improvement.
Professor of history on science studies at University of California in San Diego, Naomi Oreskes is the author, together with Erik Conway, of the book "Merchants of doubt". During the seminar she will focus on the strategy that industrials and some american scientists have been developing since the 1960's to mislead the public and deny weel-established scientific knowledge : tobacco and lung cancer, the ozone hole and CFC emissions, acid rains and coal smokes, global warming and the use of fossil resources, etc.
On the occasion of the 2011 Ozone Day, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) broadcasts a short film explaining the history and the science of the ozone layer and actions undertaken to fight this major environmental threat and its drawbacks on the ozone layer and Earth climatic system.
Robert Bishop will present a project for implementing a Computer Center dedicated to climate in Switzerland.
Within the framework of the Research Training Network "Network for Ice sheet and Climate Evolution (NICE)", LSCE organizes the Giens Spring school "Climate changes: Improving our communication about climate change science, impacts, costs and adaptation".
To mark the International Day of ozone, the International Commission on Ozone (IO3C) issued a press release
On January 1st, 2009, changes have occured in the IPSL organisation :