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Researcher Zone

Articles written by researchers from universities and research institutions across the Nordics.

Researcher Zone articles are brought to you by ScienceNordic and our sister site, ForskerZonen (meaning Researcher Zone in Danish), part of Videnskab.dk.

Here, scientists write about their own research or research fields, in their own words.

In doing so they bring their expertise and knowledge out from the lab and into the open, where they can inform and help shape the public debate.

If you are a scientist based in the Nordic countries and would like to write for us, you can contact us here.

Can we really limit global warming to “well below” two degrees centigrade?

Yes, but only in a model. We have essentially emitted too much carbon dioxide already, and the most feasible pathways to stay “well below” two degrees all require removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere at an unprecedented scale.

No publication bias in global climate change research

Do climate scientists avoid publishing results that go against the consensus on man-made climate change, in favour of results that confirm it? Not according to our research.

Cold region ‘tipping point’ now inevitable in northern Europe

Profound changes can be expected in high-latitude environments regardless of climate change mitigation policies.

How business can meet the challenge of climate change

Companies that look ahead and turn detailed risk assessments of climate change into innovation will be much better equipped to meet the new world that awaits us.

What will our climate look like in 2050?

Knowing that we have the power to influence global climate is enormously important when trying to imagine what our climate might look like in 2050. To a large degree, it will depend on actions our leaders take now and in the immediate future.

More extreme warm days in a warmer climate

Global warming means more warm extreme weather conditions, according to an analysis of more than 140 years of air temperature data from Denmark.

What makes the climate change? Part two

Dig deeper into the geological past to learn more about the large swings in climate throughout the Earth’s history.

Climate Change theme on ScienceNordic

It’s real, it’s us, it’s serious. So what now?

What makes the climate change? Part one

Explore the processes behind climate change today and in our recent past.

Our controversial footprint discovery suggests human-like creatures may have roamed Crete nearly 6m years ago

The Trachilos tracksite deserves to be protected and the evidence should be debated by scientists.