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Rising Air Temperature in Athens, Rings Warning Bell

  |   Researchers’ Night 2015 @ NOA

A senior researcher at the National Observatory of Athens, Dr. Demetra Founda focuses on the “hot” topics of climate change and global warming in the whole area of SE Europe and, most obviously, in Athens. She tells us about the importance of the more than 150 years old temperature records kept by NOA and alerts us about the significant change observed during the last decades. She warns us of the significant increase in air-temperature; approximately one degree Celsius per decade which amounts to at least three degrees, since the mid 70s! She characterises this problem as very serious, asks for urgent measures from the State and warns that -based on models and assumptions- our region will certainly be much warmer and drier by the end of the century. Interviewed by Yannis Rizopoulos for Tech Talks Central.

Demetra Founda, National Observatory of Athens

Demetra Founda

Senior Researcher at the National Observatory of Athens

Dr. Demetra Founda is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens. Her research interests & accomplishments include: research and development in the areas of climatic change, urban climate, meteorology, time series analysis, atmospheric boundary layer, wind flow over complex terrain, wind flow models. Participation in European and national research projects. Teaching on climate change and meteorology. Responsible for the historical data base of climatic information, climatic data quality and the issues of the annual climatological bulletins.

Specialties: Climate change, Global warming

  Researchers’ Night is held for one night in several hundred cities all over Europe and beyond. The purpose of is to convey to the general public the key ideas that Research is a necessary ingredient for progress, the Researchers are an integral part of the community and their profession is both fun, challenging, interesting and worth pursuing. On September 25th 2015 Researcher's Night will be held at the Hellenic Cosmos venue, in Athens. Tech Talks Central interviewed 20 Scientists & Researchers from 5 research centres that are presenting their work during Researchers' Night.