JASON BOX: The Greenland Ice Sheet and the future of our planet

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Jason Box is professor in glaciology and a renowned expert in the Greenland ice sheet (Indlandsisen) and climate changes. He has participated in 30 scientific expeditions to Greenland, been a lead author of several significant reports on climate changes in the Arctic and regularly appears in the media around the world debating climate issues.

Jason Box’s 26 years of research in the Arctic have documented dramatic changes in the ice and snow, resulting from a climatic system out of balance. He was first-author of a large-scale study published in April 2019 showing that global warming is pushing the Arctic towards and “unprecedented state”.

Tonight, he will bring us along on fieldwork in one of the most remote and harsh places on the planet, the Greenland Ice Sheet, and give us insights into the most important revelations his research has brought about. Then he will zoom out and look at the climatic changes on a global scale. Where are we heading? And how can humanity, in the 11th hour, gain control of the catastrophe we are facing?

A glass of wine will be served during the intermission (included in the price).

NB: The talk will be in English.


Professor in Glaciology at The Geologic Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) with 30 expeditions to Greenland since 1994 and more than 1 year of camping on ice. Has installed and maintained a network of 40 automatic weather stations on Greenland’s inland ice in expeditions spanning 1994-present. Contributing author to most recent three Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scientific assessment reports. Lead author on Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP) report chapters in 2017 and 2018. Outspoken climate policy advocate and occasional environmental activist.