Nobel Physics Laureate on climate: We have to act fast
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!"