Join us for Kulturfolger's fourth session of Thema Talks with Quentin Lejeune.
ABOUT Assessing by how much human activities have brought our climate outside of its natural variations - which would « commonly » be observed if we humans weren’t here - has become a raison d’être for many climate scientists.
One phenomenon that they have noticed over the last decades is that one can observe more and more leaves at the surface of the Earth, and this is understood as a response to human activities. This “uncommon bloom” is certainly fascinating as a scientific fact. But since our relationship to climate change is rarely neutral, depending on our sensibilities we may perceive this fact differently – somewhere between a profanation and an opportunity.
BIO Quentin LEJEUNE Born in 1990, grew up in Normandy, France. Since last year he holds a PhD in climate science from ETH Zürich. He is currently pursuing research in the same institute, focusing on the past and future climatic impacts of changes in land-use, especially deforestation and the expansion of agriculture. He likes to study and discuss the topic and climate change from multiple perspectives: scientific, but also political (for example through his commitment in an NGO with which he attended the international climate negotiations), as well as economic and philosophical positions.