PAS experts will advise on drought in Poland

The first remote meeting of the expert team advising on climate change is behind us. Scientists will deal with the water issue and drought in Poland in the first place.

The teleconference was organized on April 30, a few days after the president of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) appointed a team of advisors. Experts decided that the priority is to prepare recommendations for drought, which may prove to be one of the most severe in the country’s history. Several other working groups dedicated to selected global warming subjects will be launched shortly.

Rolnik trzyma w dłoni wyschniętą grudkę ziemi z małą rośliną

Scientific advise

The advisory group for climate crisis consists of 16 experts representing various fields of science: from physics, biology and medicine, through energy, water management and spatial planning, to law and sociology.

The leader of the group is Prof. Szymon Malinowski, corresponding member of the Academy working at the Institute of Geophysics, University of Warsaw. He is an atmospheric physicist, science popularizer, co-creator of the Nauka o klimacie online portal.

The main task of the group will be providing scientific advice in reaching climate neutrality by Poland. Scholars will provide substantive support in creating climate policy and long-term strategy to shift our country to a zero carbon economy. The outcomes of these consultations may be used by state authorities as well as society and business.

Source of information: Polish Academy of Sciences