PODCAST: Climate change and the role of an independent scientist

DaveLoweDave Lowe is a highly-respected climate scientist — as an atmospheric chemist for the DSIR, he established the first site for continuous monitoring of atmospheric CO2 in the Southern Hemisphere at Baring Head in the 1970s. Over the decades, his research encompassed ozone depletion and effects of methane, nitrous oxide and other agricultural and industrial gases. He was a lead author for the IPCC fourth assessment report in 2007.

At the end of 2007 Dave Lowe left a successful career at NIWA to form a small company — LOWENZ — specialising in climate change education and renewable energy.

In a recent talk, he drew lessons from the global response to the threat of a growing ozone hole, in contrast to our reaction so far to climate change, and reflected on the responsibilities that scientists have for public engagement on this critical issue.

Listen below to Dave Lowe’s presentation, “Climate change and the role of an independent scientist”, recorded 9 Sep 2009 at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research:

Part I


Part II


Part III  (Q&A)