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Nobel Physics Laureate on climate: We have to act fast

4:14 min
  • With an upcoming UN climate conference in Glasgow next month, Swedish Radio's science commentator said that this year's Nobel Prize, focusing in part on climate science, was timed unusually well.

  • But Nobel Committee member Eva Olsson tells Radio Sweden that it's a coincidence that this was the science that was recognized this year. She emphasized the committee's core criteria as awarding what is to the benefit of mankind.

  • Nevertheless, Italian laureate Giorgio Parisi, recognized for his theory of disordered and random phenomena, had this message for politicians going to Glasgow: "We have to act now in a very fast way and not with a strong delay!"