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Climate change. What can we do about it? Prof. Szymon Malinowski

Climate change and environmental protection has been a topic that hasn’t stopped being “top of mind” for several years. And it’s a valid concern. The human impact on the environment needs to be discussed loudly, so that awareness and knowledge are later followed by political, economic, as well as our – consumer – decisions.

We’ve invited Prof. Dr. Szymon Malinowski, an atmospheric physicist and professor of Earth Sciences, to talk about this topic, and explain in a reliable and scientific way the processes that affect each of us.

The Earth’s climate has always been changing, this is normal and a part of its nature. However, human activity has made the rate of change much more accelerated. In the last two generations, the progress of these changes is faster than in the previous thousands of years. In the interview, the professor highlights scientific observations and conclusions related to the use of fossil fuels. As a result of the use of fossil fuels, the increase in atmospheric carbon content has been the fastest over the past 60 years.

Just presenting the facts can cause distress, which is why during the conversation we also touched on aspects that every company in Poland and every person should implement as soon as possible. This includes considering environmental costs in business and consumer decisions, reducing consumption and production, reducing the carbon footprint by limiting energy and water consumption, and many other important moves. 

The dry presentation of facts can be unsettling, which is why during the conversation, we also addressed aspects that every business in Poland and every individual should implement as soon as possible. This includes considering environmental costs in business and consumer decisions, reducing consumption and production, decreasing the carbon footprint by limiting energy and water usage, as well as many other crucial steps. It’s important to understand that the presented facts can be a crucial reference point for the Polish food and industrial market.

We encourage you to listen to the entire interview, held in Polish, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast or other channels, and to start acting now and making personal and business decisions that support environmental protection.

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prof. dr hab. Szymon Malinowski

Atmospheric physicist, professor of Earth sciences. Director of the Institute of Geophysics at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw since 2016, Polish Academy of Sciences corresponding member. His scientific interests include physics of clouds and precipitation as well as atmospheric turbulence. He is involved in numerous international collaborations, worked as PI of many research projects. Co-founder of popular science website awarded in the national competition “Science Populariser” organised by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and Polish Press Agency. Co-author of the book “Nauka o klimacie”. He is active in the field of popularizing climate science through numerous lectures and media appearances. Professor Malinowski is also the protagonist of “It’s okay to panic” documentary movie directed by Jonathan Ramsey, released in 2020.

Joanna Rancew
Member of Coopernicus Team and Computer Science and Engineering Master's Student at Politecnico di Milano. Graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology in Biomedical Engineering with a specialization in Biomedical Informatics. You are welcome to read more our articles in Coopernicus Knowledge or on Joanna's Medium:
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