The role of glaciers and poles in the earth system

Professor Qin Dahe, Cold and Arid Regions Environment and Engineering Research Institute, Lanzhou

Beginning in large scale with the industrial revolution, humanity is now influencing every aspect of the Earth and the biosphere on a scale that matches the great forces of nature. A growing number of scientists think we have entered a new geological era -- the Anthropocene.

Professor Dahe was the winner of the Volvo Environment Prize Ceremony in Stockholm 2013. This seminar explored different challenges in the context of the Anthropocene for societal development and human wellbeing.