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Newspapers and Magazines

  • 13/03/2017: A short article on climate change and water resources in the Alps, in advance of a seminar in Fribourg, Switzerland, in the French-Swiss daily newspaper "La Liberté".
  • 13/02/2017: Climate change and impacts on trade and commodities. In the Swiss-French Daily economics newspaper "L'Agefi"
  • 28/12/2016: Citation concerning the implications of the warmest year on record (2016), according to the World Meteorological Orgaization. In the Swiss-French Daily newspaper "24-Heures".
  • 26/11/2016: Interview by the Swiss-French newspapers "La Tribune de Genève" and "24-Heures", concerning the abnormally-warm state of the Arctic in November, 2016.
  • 11/11/2016: Online article on the implications of the COP-21 Paris accord on climate, in the Russian media "Penza News", accessible via: Penza News
  • 10/11/2016: Interview by the Swiss-French newspapers "La Tribune de Genève" and "24-Heures", concerning the possible cancelling of the US commitments to the Paris COP-21 accord on climatic change, following the election of D. Trump as president of the United States of America.
  • 14/09/2016: Interview concerning the climate anomalies of 2016, in the Swiss daily newspaper "Le Temps".
  • 07/09/2016: Citations concerning the opportunities of a "Green Economy" that the Swiss Citizens are scheduled to vote upon in a referendum on September 25, 2016. In the Swiss weekly magazone "L'Hebdo".
  • 01/09/2016: Short focus article on the El Niño and La Niña climatic phenomena, in the context of the ongoing drought in Ethiopia. In the Swiss daily newspapers "La Liberté" and "Le Courrier de Genève"
  • 27/08/2016: Citation concerning the first crossing of the North-West Passage by a large passenger ship with over 1,700 tourists on board, and implications for the Arctic environment, in the Swiss daily newspaper "Le Temps"
  • 04/08/2016: Interview concerning the Annual Report on Climate compiled by NOAA, in the French daily newspaper "Libération".
  • 02/07/2016: Interview to launch a Summer series by the daily newspaper "24-Heures" (Lausanne) to sensitize readers to the environmental and climate issues in the Arctic region, particularly Northern Russia and Siberia.
  • 19/06/2016: Interview in the Italian-language weekend newspaper "Il Caffè della Domenica" (Ticino) concerning the value or not of limiting traffic in the Canton of Ticino to reduce air pollution - in view of the fact that the industrial zones of Lombardy (Milan) are just across the Swiss border...
  • 29/05/2016: Interview in the Sunday newspaper "Le Matin Dimanche" concerning the impression by the public that weekends experience more rainfall than week-days
  • 24/05/2016: Interview in the daily newspaper "Le Temps" concerning a possible flagship project on Earth simulations funded by the European Union
  • 23/05/2016: Interview in the weekly magazine "Migros Magazine" related to the real or perceived increases in extreme events in Switzerland
  • 20/12/2015: Interview in the Greek daily newspaper "Kosmos" (Athens) concerning the outcome of the COP-21 climate conference that ended in Paris on December 12, 2015
  • 14/12/2015: Article in the Swiss monthly magazine "L'Extension Magazine" concerning changes in water availability in the Rhone River as a function of climatic change and its impacts on mountain snow and glaciers.
  • 09/12/2015: Commentary in the Swiss daily newspaper "Le Nouvelliste" (Valais) concerning the possible changes in hydrological régimes in mountain regions such as the Valais Alps, under conditions of climate change
  • 02/12/2015: Commentary in the Swiss daily newspaper "L'Express-L'Impartial de Neuchâtel" concerning the need for awareness-raising and education as an essential approach to resolve climate change issues
  • 28/11/2015: Commentary in the daily newspaper "La Liberté" concerning the objectives to be negociated at COP-21 in Paris in December, 2015.
  • 27/11/2015: Extensive commentary in the daily newspapers "24-Heures" and "La Tribune de Genève" concerning the objectives to be negociated at COP-21 in Paris in December, 2015, based on a joint meeting sponsored by the Institute of Environmental Sciences of the University of Geneva and the French Embassy in Switzerland, held at the University of Geneva on Wednesday, November 25, 2015.
  • 12/11/2015: Commentary in the daily newspapers "24-Heures" and "La Tribune de Genève" concerning the Swiss commitments to a possible global accord to be negociated at COP-21 in Paris in December, 2015.
  • 10/11/2015: Commentary in the daily newspaper "La Liberté" concerning the exceptional warmth of the Autumn 2015.
  • 02/11/2015: Commentary in the daily newspaper "24-Heures" concerning the possible outcomes of the COP-21 climate conference in Paris (December, 2015)
  • 27/10/2015: Letter in the daily newspaper "Le Temps" in response to an opinion piece by a climate-skeptic in the same newspaper on 20/10/2015
  • 25/10/2015: Commentary in the Sunday press "Le Matin Dimanche" on the difficulties in communicating climate science to a non-expert audience
  • 15/10/2015: Reporting in the Belgian media "La Libre Belgique" on the conclusions of a recent paper led by Prof. Markus Stoffel (University of Geneva) on the intensity of volcanic cooling, published in "Nature Geoscience" in its September, 2015 issue
  • 13/10/2015: Commentary in the French financial journal “La Tribune" on the perspectives for water availability in Alpine rivers by 2100, based on a science+stakeholder meeting held on October 2, 2015, in Geneva
  • 06/10/2015: Commentary in the Swiss dailly “Le Matin" on the election of the new IPCC Chairperson
  • 03/10/2015: Commentary in the Swiss financial weekly “L'Agefi" on the perspectives for water availability in Alpine rivers by 2100, based on a science+stakeholder meeting held on October 2, 2015, in Geneva
  • 18/09/2015: Interview in the Swiss daily newspaper “Le Temps" on the possible course of climate in the Swiss and French segments of the Rhône River in the course of coming decades
  • 01/09/2015: Interview in the Swiss daily newspaper “Le Matin" on the development of the current El Niño situation
  • 01/09/2015: Reporting in the Swiss daily newspapers "Le Temps" and “La Tribune de Genève" on the conclusions of a recent paper led by Prof. Markus Stoffel (University of Geneva) on the intensity of volcanic cooling, published in "Nature Geoscience" in its September, 2015 issue
  • 28/07/2015: Comment in the Swiss daily newspaper “Le Courrier de Genève" concerning the likelihood of a global accord on climate at the climate conference scheduled in Paris in December, 2015
  • 27/07/2015: Interview in the Swiss daily newspaper “La Tribune de Genève" concerning the expectations related to COP-21 (Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) scheduled in Paris in December, 2015
  • 17/07/2015: Interviews in the Swiss daily newspapers “Le Nouvelliste (Sion)", "La Côte (Nyon)", "Le Journal du Jura (Delémont)", and "L'Express / La Feuille d'Avis de Neuchâtel" regarding the speculations that a possible dip in solar activity in the 2030s could counteract current global warming trends
  • 14/07/2015: Commentary in the Swiss daily newspaper “Le Matin” concerning the role of the sun in climate processes
  • 04/07/2015: Interview in the Swiss daily newspaper “Le Nouvelliste” concerning the early July, 2015, heatwave in Switzerland and Western Europe
  • 19/06/2015: Interview in the Swiss daily newspaper “Le Temps” concerning the new building dedicated to environmental research at the University of Geneva, inaugurated on June 18, 2015
  • 11/05/2015: Interview in the weekly cooperative newspaper “Migros-Magazine” concerning the floods and landslides/mudslides in Switzerland during the week of May 4, 2015
  • 25/02/2015: Commentary in the French-Swiss newspapaers "La Liberté" (Fribourg) and "Le Courrier" (Geneva) concerning the resignation of the chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • 28/01/2015: Mention in the French-Swiss daily newspaper "La Liberté" of the first release of the "Planet Solar" web documentary, including the "DeepWater" expedition
  • 10/01/2015: Interview in the French-Swiss daily newspaper “24-Heures” (Lausanne) with respect to the perspectives for a global accord on climate at the December, 2015, Conference Of The Parties in Paris
  • 28/12/2014: Interview in the French-Swiss daily newspaper “Le Nouvelliste” (Valais) concerning the anomalous start of the 2014-2015 Winter Season and possible links to climatic change
  • 22/12/2014: Interview in the French-Swiss daily newspaper “La Liberté” (Fribourg) concerning the future of snow and the ski industry in low to medium elevation resorts in the Alps
  • 04/12/2014: Interview in the weekly journal “Terre + Nature” concerning the prospects for a global accord on climate in Paris and the steps that are necessary to reduce carbon in the atmosphere.
  • 13/11/2014: Comment on the recent agreement between the United States of America and China to limit greenhouse-gases in the 2030 timeframe, in the French-Swiss daily newspapers “La Tribune de Genève” and “24-Heures”
  • 24/09/2014: Comment on carbon reduction strategies as defined by the Kyoto Protocol, and the probability of exceeding or not the “+2°C” policy target of the EU and countries that have adhered to this policy in the French-Swiss daily newspapers “La Tribune de Genève” and “24-Heures”
  • 22/09/2014: Comment on the UN Climate Summit meeting in New York (September 23, 2014), in the French-Swiss daily newspapers “La Tribune de Genève” and “24-Heures”.
  • 22/08/2014: Comment in the daily French-Swiss newspaper "La Tribune de Genève" concerning an alarmist summary of a meteorologists' conference in Montreal on the severity of extreme weather events in a changing climate
  • 14/05/2014: Comment in the daily French-Swiss newspaper "Le Matin" concerning a recent NASA report on the projections of Antarctic ice-cap melting
  • 13/05/2014: Citation by the Swiss Press Agency (Agence Télégraphique Suisse - ATS) concerning the costs of action vs inaction in the context of adaptation to climate change (in the context of an IPCC report presentation made on May 12, 2014 at the University of Fribourg)
  • 05/02/2014: Interview in "Nature" concerning the viability of winter sports and winter olympic games in a warming climate
  • 08/01/2014: Interview in the Swiss daily newspapers "Le Nouvelliste" and "L'Express" concerning the extreme cold wave in the United States and the unusual mildness in Western Europe
  • 07/01/2014: A short citation in the Swiss daily newspaper "Le Temps" concerning the extreme cold wave in the United States
  • 13/10/2013: Quotation in the Swiss sunday newspaper "Le Matin Dimanche" concerning the exploitation of Arctic mineral resources in the context of a receding Arctic sea ice
  • 11/10/2013: Article in the Swiss daily newspaper "Le Temps" concerning the use of "geographical analogs" as a way of representing the amplitude and speed of climatic change, rather than the usual metric of temperature change per decade or century at a particular location
  • 10/10/2013: Article on the recently-completed EU/FP7 "ACQWA" Project in the Swiss technical newspaper "Revue Technique Suisse"
  • 03/10/2013: Interview concerning the main conclusions of the EU/FP7 "ACQWA" Project that was completed in September, 2013, after five years of coordination.In the Swiss weekly journal "Terre et Nature"
  • 29/09/2013: Overview of the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition and the technological characteristics of the Swiss solar-powered vessel "Tûranor Planet Solar" as it now takes up its winter quarters in Lorient, Brittany. In the French daily "Libération"
  • 28/09/2013: Interview in the Swiss daily newspapers "La Liberté" and "Le Courrier / Genève" concerning the release of the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - IPCC on September 27 in Stockholm, Sweden, on the changes brought to the governance of the IPCC, and to the possible future of the organization
  • 16/09/2013: Article on the final events of the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, in Paris and along the Seine River, in the French magazine "Affiches Parisiennes" and the technical journal "Composites World"
  • 11/09/2013: Article on the arrival the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, in Paris, on the on-line site of the "Boston Herald"
  • 10/09/2013: Article on the final stopover of "Tûranor Planet Solar" in Paris at the end of the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, in the following newspapers and on-line sites:
  • "Le Monde" online
  • "Le Figaro"
  • "Le Parisien"
  • "La Tribune de Genève"
  • "24-Heures (Lausanne)"
  • 08/09/2013: A short article on the imminent arrival of "Tûranor Planet Solar" in Paris at the end of the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, in the nautical pages of the French daily newspaper "Le Figaro"
  • 07/09/2013: Full-page article on the main conclusions of the EU/FP7 "ACQWA" project coordinated by the Climate Group at the University of Geneva, following the conclusion of the project after 5 years of coordinatinon. In the Swiss daily newspaper "Le Temps"
  • 05/09/2013: Compilation of reports on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition and the Swiss solar-powered vessel, on the website of "Responding to Climate Change" , accessible via: RTCC
  • 04/09/2013: Short excerpt in "Le Monde" (Paris) concerning the next arrival of "Planet Solar" in Paris at the end of its 2013 expedition
  • 03/09/2013: Short report on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, as the Swiss solar-powered vessel passes beneath the Tower Bridge in London, thus marking the end of the "DeepWater" expedition. In the French-Swiss daily newspaper "Le Temps";
  • 02/09/2013: Short report on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, as the Swiss solar-powered vessel arrives in London, thus marking the end of the "DeepWater" expedition. In the UK daily newspapers "Daily Mail" and nautical journals "Charter World", "Super Yacht", "Nautisme Info";
  • 01/09/2013: Short report on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, as the Swiss solar-powered vessel passes beneath the Tower Bridge in London, in the Sunday newspapers "Sunday Express" and the "Sun on Sunday";
  • 29/08/2013: Short report on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, as the Swiss solar-powered vessel complete its Trans-Atlantic crossing and land-fall in Ostende, Belgium, in the nautical pages of the French daily newspaper "Le Figaro". Also in the Swiss media network "SDA" (Schweizerische Depeschenagentur)
  • 02/08/2013: Short report on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, as the Swiss solar-powered vessel arrives in St John's/Newfoundland, in the nautical pages of the French daily newspaper "Le Figaro"
  • 02/08/2013: Several reports on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, as the Swiss solar-powered vessel arrives in St John's/Newfoundland, in the specialized nautical press, notably: "Maritime Directory", "Cleant Technica", and "Charter World"
  • 30/07/2013: Interview concerning the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, in the Swiss online media site"Largeur.Com"
  • 19/07/2013: Report on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition and the Swiss solar-powered vessel, in the Canadian daily newspapers "Chronicle-Herald" and "City News Toronto"
  • 11/07/2013: Short article on the exhibition in Geneva that is dedicated to the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, in the Geneva daily newspaper "Le Courrier"
  • 10/07/2013: Citation concerning chaotic behavior of weather and climate, following a short article written in the context of the International Year of Mathematics on the French website www.mpt2013.fr, in the French-Swiss daily newspaper "Le Temps"
  • 08/07/2013: Report on the opening of the exhibition in Geneva dedicated to the scientific issues that the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition is addressing, in the Geneva daily newspaper "La Tribune de Genève"
  • 08/07/2013: Science report on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, in the Zurich daily newspaper "TAGES ANZEIGER"
  • 08/07/2013: Report on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition and the Swiss solar-powered vessel, in the specialized nautical review "CRUISING CLUB DE SUISSE"
  • 06/07/2013: Full page report on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition and the Swiss solar-powered vessel, in the science pages of the German national daily newspaper "Die Welt", accessible via: Die Welt
  • 25/06/2013: Science report on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, in the "NEW YORK TIMES", accessible via: New York Times/Science Pages
  • 24/06/2013: Report on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, in the daily Boston newspaper"BOSTON GLOBE", accessible via: Boston Globe
  • 21/06/2013: "Full page update report on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" project in New York, in "La Tribune de Genève"
  • 19/06/2013: Online report on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, in the "NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE", in its series on "The Great Energy Challenge", accessible via: National Geographic Energy Challenge
  • 18/06/2013: "Extensive reporting on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" project, after the arrival of the solar-powered vessel in New York, in the following media:
  • The Economic Times online
  • The Huffington Post online
  • Le Figaro, Paris
  • La Presse (Canada) online
  • Phys.Org online
  • International Business Times
  • Business Insider Australia
  • Global Post
  • ... and further media reports from the United States, Canada, France, Switzerland, Brazil, China, Pakistan, India, Singapore, the Philippines and Belgium !
  • 15/06/2013: "Full-page article on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" project, in the "Miami Herald " . DeepWater
  • 13/06/2013: Article on "PlanetSolar DeepWater" project, in the Swiss technical review "Revue Technique Suiise " .
  • 03/06/2013: "Portrait of a Swiss personality" with reflections on climatic change issues and the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" project, in the Swiss daily newspaper "24-heures " .
  • 30/05/2013: Report on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition and the "live iceberg" exhibit within the University of Geneva, in the Swiss daily newspaper "La Tribune de Genève " .
  • 25/05/2013: Interview on the unusually cool and wet spring 2013 in Switzerland, in the Swiss daily newspaper "Le Matin " .
  • 25/05/2013: Article on the possible mechanisms underlying the cool and wet srping 2013 in Switzerland, in the Swiss daily newspaper "24-heures".
  • 23/05/2013: Article on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" Project in the Swiss-German daily newspaper "Tages Anzeiger " .
  • 16/05/2013: Article on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" Project in the Swiss weekly magazine "Terre et NAture " .
  • 14/05/2013: Article on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" Project in the Swiss nautical journal "Nautique.ch" .
  • 23/04/2013: Quote concerning the apparent slow-down in global warming over the past decade, in the Swiss Daily newspaper "Le Temps".
  • 19/04/2013: Articles in many Moroccon daily newspapers on the first stopover of the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition in Rabat, Morocco. Among the major titles: "Matin.ma", "La Nouvelle Tribune", "Menara.ma", "Maghress".
  • 17/04/2013: Articles in several specialist maritime journals on the first stopover of the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition in Rabat, Morocco. Among the major titles: "Maritime Press", "CHarter World", and "Maritime Directories" (UK); "ABC.es" (Spain); and "Mediamaritim International" (Germany).
  • 28/03/2013: Articles in most Swiss-French daily newspapers on the departure of the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, in particular "Le Temps", "La Tribune de Genève", "24-heures", "L'Express de Neuchâtel", "La Liberté", "Le Nouvelliste". Also in the Swiss-German press: "Neue Zurcher Zeitung (NZZ)" and "St-Galler Tagblatt". Further articles in the French and German media (e.g., "Le Figaro").
  • 15/12/2012: Article in "L'Express de Neuchâtel" on the objectives of the "Planet Solar Deepwater Expedition".
  • 18/11/2012: Article in "Le Matin Dimanche" on the paradox of cold winters emerging in Europe despite the strong retreat of sea-ice in the Arctic.
  • 11/10/2012: Full-page article in "Le Temps" on the "Planet Solar Deepwater Project", that aims to use in 2013 the Swiss solar-powered vessel "Planet Solar" to undertake pionneering measurements along the Gulf Stream, from Miami (Florida) to Longyearbyen (Svalbard/Spitzbergen). The artile also mentions that the "Deepwater" project won the "Global+5" Innovation Award in Geneva on October 9, 2012. Following this article, a number of other media carried articles on this project, notably "Le Figaro" (Paris), "L'Express" (Neuchâtel), "La Liberté" (Fribourg), and a number of Swiss-German media in Basel, Solothurn, Olten, Chur, and Liechstenstein.
  • 28/07/2012: Report on the ACQWA-related research on Tien-Shan glaciers and water resources, in "Le Temps"
  • 05/02/2012: Interview in the Sunday newspaper "Le Matin Dimanche" concerning our societies' perspectives on cold waves as experienced in most of Europe in early February 2012
  • 24/12/2011: Interview in the daily newspaper "La Tribune de Genève" concerning a retrospective analysis of environmental and climate extremes in 2011
  • 17/12/2011: Interview in the daily newspaper "La Tribune de Genève" concerning the strong winter wind-storm "Joachim" that affected Switzerland on December 16, 2011
  • 01/12/2011: Interview in the daily newspaper "Le Temps" concerning current knowledge on climatic change at the start of the climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa (COP-17)
  • 21/10/2011: Interview in the daily newspaper "Le Matin" concerning the viability of a lifetime ski-pass offer for medium-elevation ski-resorts
  • 14/05/2011: Interview in the Geneva newspaper "La Tribune de Genève" concerning the exceptional drought conditions in parts of Europe and Switzerland since the beginning of the year 2011
  • 08/05/2011: Citation in the Sunday newspaper "Le Matin Dimanche" concerning a recent study by US scientists linking climatic change and the stratospheric ozone hole
  • 24/02/2011: Report in the Neuchâtel newspaper "L'Express" concerning the agreement between the ACQWA project coordinated by M. Beniston and the Canton of Valais
  • 09/02/2011: Interviews and newspaper reports on the signing of an information exchange agreement between the ACQWA project coordinated by M. Beniston and the Canton of Valais, in the daily newspapers "Le Nouvelliste", "Le Temps", and "Le Courrier"
  • 14/01/2011: Interview in the daily newspaper "Tribune de Genève" on the links between the 2010-2011 La Nina event and extreme weather (e.g., floods in Queensland, Australia)
  • 01/12/2010: Interview in the weekly journal "Coopération", with respect to a projected trip to Antarctica in January 2013
  • 25/11/2010: Interview in the daily newspapers "Tribune de Genève" and "24-Heures" (Lausanne) concerning the issues related to the climate negotiations (COP-16) scheduled for early December 2010 in Cancun, Mexico
  • 18/08/2010: Interview in the weekly magazine "L'Illustré" concerning the extreme climate events in Asia 
  • 13/08/2010: Quotes in "Le Temps" concerning the extreme climate events in Asia 
  • 11/08/2010: Quotes in "Le Matin" concerning the extreme events in Russia, Pakistan and China and its possible relevance to climatic change
  • 15/07/2010: Interview concerning the possible changes in water resources in the Alps in a warmer climate, in the weekly journal "Terre et Nature" 
  • 07/05/2010: Interview by the "Tribune de Genève" on the controversies raised by "climate skeptics" 
  • 13/04/2010: Quotes concerning the attacks on the IPCC reports, in the "Tribune de Genève" and "Le Courrier"
  • 12/04/2010: Quotes concerning the extent of the ice sheet during the last ice age and the risks that a greenhouse world may not lead to appropriate conditions for a return of the next ice age, in "La Tribune de Genève"
  • 22/01/2010: Quotes concerning the attacks against the errors in the IPCC reports, in "Le Temps" 
  • 21/12/2009: Interview in “La Tribune de Genève” and « 24-Heures » concerning the outcome of the Copenhagen climate summit 
  • 05/12/2009: Interview in "Sudostschweiz" on climate research in Switzerland
  • 03/12/2009: Interviews in “Tribune de Genève” and “24-Heures” concerning COP-15 in Copenhagen
  • 02/11/2009: Article in the financial weekly "Bilan" concerning the possibility of creating a supercomputing center dedicated to Earth and Climate Simulations
  • 16/10/2009: Article in "Agri Hebdo" on issues related to the impacts of climatic change on agriculture
  • 25/09/2009: Articles in « Le Temps », « Tribune de Genève » on the formal opening of the Institute for Environmental Sciences at the University of Geneva
  • 05/09/2009: Citation in "The Financial Times" with respect to heat waves and impacts on wine-growing
  • 04/09/2009: Interview in "La Tribune de Genève" in the context of World Climate Conference 3
  • 28/08/2009: Interview concerning the possibilities and limits of seasonal climate forecasts in the daily newspaper "Le Temps"
  • 13/05/2009: Review of the book "Changements Climatiques et Impacts" in the daily newspaper "Tribune de Genève" 
  • 09/05/2009: Review of the book "Changements Climatiques et Impacts" in the daily newspaper "24-Heures" 
  • 30/04/2009: Review of the book "Changements Climatiques et Impacts" in the daily newspaper "Le Temps"
  • 22/04/2009: Interview in the weekly magazine "L'Illustré" on climate issues following the publication of the book "Changements Climatiques et Impacts
  • 04/04/2009: Interview in "24-Heures" concerning the supposed debates on climatic change
  • 02/04/2009: Interview in "L'Hebdo" following the publication of the book "Changements Climatiques et Impacts" (click here for more information)
  • 31/03/2009: Interview in "Le Matin" concerning the risks of flooding following the heavy snowfalls in the Alps during the 2008/2009 Winter season
  • 14/02/2009: Interview in "L'Express de Neuchâtel" concerning the persistence of the cold winter 2008/2009.
  • 12/02/2009: Interview in "24-Heures (Lausanne)" concerning the possible links between a La Nina in the Pacific, the February 2009 heatwave in Australia, and the cold-wave in Western and Central Europe.
  • 16/01/2009: Citation in "La Tribune de Genève" and "24-Heures" concerning the surprise overturning of North Atlantic waters in 2008.
  • 09/12/2008: Interview on Global Warming in the Winter 2008/2009 issue of Swiss Learning Magazine
  • 01/12/2008: Citation in “Le Monde” concerning the possibilities of moving forward during the Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol in Poznan, Poland (01-12.12.2008)
  • 01/12/2008: Interview concerning the objectives of the Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol in Poznan, Poland (01-12.12.2008), in “La Tribune de Genève” and “24-Heures
  • 30/11/2008: Interview/debate with Jacques Levy (EPF-Lausanne) in « Le Temps » concerning the reality of climate change and how to avoid the most negative impacts
  • 30/11/2008: Announcement in several newspapers of the EU-FP7 “ACQWA” project that we initiated and are coordinating : “La Tribune de Genève”, “24-Heures”, “La Liberté” and“Le Temps” in particular
  • 09/05/2008: Citation in "La Tribune de Genève" concerning the behavior of glaciers under warmer climatic conditions
  • 08/05/2008: Article in the magazine "L'Echo Magazine" on the consequences of global warming for the Lake Geneva region of Switzerland
  • 02/04/2008: Article in the weekly magazine "L'Illustré" on retreating glaciers in the Alps and the Poles
  • 20/03/2008: Article in the daily newspaper "Le Temps" concerning the future Environment Institute of the University of Geneva
  • 16/01/2008: Article in the weekly magazine "L'Hebdo" concerning views on energy savings as a means to reduce the human impact on climate
  • 01/12/2007: Full-page interview in "24-Heures" on climate research in general and the significance of the Nobel Peace Prize in particular
  • 24/11/2007: Article on regional climate model projections for Europein the first issue of Météo Magazine
    18/10/2007:
    Article in "Terre et Nature" on the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize
  • 13/10/2007: Article in "Le Courrier de Genève" on the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize
  • 04/10/2007: Article in "Le Matin" and "La Tribune de Genève" on heat wave projections by 2100
  • 13/08/2007: Article in “Le Nouvelliste” and associated newspapers (“La Liberté”, “Le Courrier de Genève”) on the bad weather in Valais
  • 31/05/2007: Article following "election" to the "100 Personalities of Suisse Romande - 2007" in the weekly magazine "L'Hebdo"
  • 19/04/2007: Article on warming and heat waves in Switzerland in "L'Illustré"
  • 16/04/2007: Commentary on the probability of a heat wave during the Summer of 2007 ("Le Quotidien du Jura")
  • 31/01/2007: Interview of Stéphane Goyette concerning issues of climate modeling ("Le Temps")
  • 07/12/2006: Article on predicting the future in the weekly magazine "L'Hebdo"
  • 05/10/2006: Special issue of the weekly magazine "L'Hebdo" with several interviews of M. Beniston on future climate trends and impacts

Opinion and Scientific Articles in the daily newspaper "Le Temps"

(M. Beniston unless otherwise stated)

From 2005-2011, approximately once every two months, an article by M. Beniston, appeared in the French-Swiss daily newspaper “Le Temps”, on issues related to climate events and climate policy:

  • 13/05/2011: Sous nos latitudes, le climat sera-t-il chaud et sec?

    Comme à chaque fois que l’on vit une période météorologique anormale, comme cet hiver et ce printemps exceptionnellement secs et doux, on peut légitimement se poser la question de savoir si l’on se trouve dans une logique de changement climatique…

  • 15/04/2011: Limiter la hausse des températures planétaires à 2°C de plus qu’en 1900 ne résoudra pas tout…

    On a vu passer ces derniers jours, noyée dans l’actualité turbulente des révolutions en cours en Afrique du Nord, l’information selon laquelle le Conseil des Etats serait favorable à une réduction de 20% des émissions de CO2 pour contribuer à la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique. La Suisse confirme ainsi son alignement sur les positions de l’Union Européenne qui visent à limiter la hausse des températures du globe à « seulement » 2°C de plus que les valeurs préindustrielles. Une gageure, puisque les gouvernements et l’économie devront trouver les moyens, et rapidement, pour que les températures planétaires ne dépassent pas 1 à 1,25°C à partir d’aujourd’hui, la hausse étant déjà de près de 1°C depuis le milieu du XIXe siècle. Autant dire une cible très difficile à atteindre, vu la longue inertie du système climatique…

  • 23/12/2010: Nous grelotons et le climat se réchauffe? Explications d'un paradoxe apparent...

    Après une décennie d’hivers très doux, nous retrouvons les rigueurs d’antan. Ces tendances sont dues à l’action changeante de deux centres d’activité climatique, l’anticyclone des Açores et la dépression de l’Islande. Par Martin Beniston Après une décennie d’hivers très doux, nous retrouvons les rigueurs d’antan. Ces tendances sont dues à l’action changeante de deux centres d’activité climatique, l’anticyclone des Açores et la dépression de l’Islande...

  • 19/03/2010: Climat, GIEC et la tentation du déni... En tant que climatologue ayant participé activement au GIEC comme l’un de ses vice-présidents de 1992 à 1997, je suis frappé par la virulence des attaques contre cette organisation qui, certes, a pris au fil des années une lourdeur administrative et bureaucratique très onusienne. Dans un premier temps très irrité par ces attaques à répétition – la controverse est après tout l’un des fonds de commerce des médias – je dois constater que le GIEC n’a pas saisi à temps l’ampleur de son problème de communication ni l’occasion de rectifier le tir par rapport à ses regrettables erreurs. Vu son rôle dans le modelage de la politique climatique internationale, le GIEC ne peut se permettre de cafouiller au niveau de sa communication… Espérons que la commission d’évaluation mise en place par le Secrétaire général de l’ONU permettra de calmer les esprits. 
  • 17/12/2009: Le Chili, l’eau et la Suisse de demain... L’étude de ce qui se passe dans les cours d’eau chiliens est intéressante à plus d’un titre. Au niveau physique, bien sûr, car lorsque les glaciers auront disparu et que la neige sera beaucoup moins abondante, l’eau commencera à manquer très sérieusement en de nombreux endroits du pays...
  • 29/09/2009: Les détracteurs de la thèse du réchauffement climatique passent à l'attaque subtile... Un récent article signé par un membre du Collège des Humanités de l’EPFL dans les pages « Eclairages » du « Temps » (16 septembre 2009), basé sur un article paru dans une obscure revue de physique, illustre la nouvelle approche utilisée par les détracteurs de la thèse du réchauffement. Ce n’est plus l’attaque frontale des sceptiques du climat du passé, mais une approche qui utilise – parfois hors contexte – des articles, citations, reportages d’experts de tout ordre. Ces attaques sont adoucies par des conclusions de type « mais il faudra de toute façon aborder la question de l’utilisation de l’énergie fossile », sur des bases essentiellement économiques mais, curieusement, peu humanistes…  
  • 14/05/2009: La banquise polaire, un maillon faiblissant du système climatique. De retour d'une expédition au pôle Nord et dans l'Arctique russe, [...] force est de constater que cette fascinante région est soumise à des mutations nettement plus rapides que prévu et qui vont transformer non seulement l'écosystème arctique en particulier mais également le climat de notre planète en général...
  • 19/02/2009: Barack Obama peut-il dompter le climat? Un vent nouveau a envahi ces derniers jours la politique américaine et mondiale avec l’investiture de Barack Obama le 20 janvier dernier, tandis qu’un vent mauvais balayait le sud-ouest de la France quatre jours plus tard. On tentera de mettre en relation ces deux événements forts médiatisés…
  • 14/11/2008: Crise financière: le climatet l'environnement attendront….Les évènements qui s’accélèrent depuis quelques semaines par rapport à la crise financière ne sont pas sans rappeler la chute du Mur de Berlin en 1989 et l’effondrement du système soviétique, et d’aucuns voient dans la crise planétaire actuelle la fin du modèle capitaliste. Je ne suis pas économiste, ...
  • 25/09/2008: Les 20 ans du GIEC (Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat). Le 31 août dernier s’est tenue au Bâtiment des Forces Motrices à Genève une cérémonie en l’honneur des 20 ans du GIEC, en présence notamment de Ban Ki-moon, secrétaire-général de l’ONU, et de Moritz Leuenberger, conseiller fédéral...
  • 26/06/2008: Patrimoine de l'humanité, le vignoble de Lavaux résistera au changement climatique. Le réchauffement climatique pourrait être fatal au glacier d'Aletsch, inscrit au Patrimoine de l'Unesco. Lavaux, qui l'y a rejoint, pourra mieux s'adapter. Même si le chasselas risque un jour ou l'autre d'être remplacé par des vins du Midi...
  • 09/05/2008: Réchauffement: des ouragans moins nombreux, mais encore plus violents. Malgré nos connaissances actuelles, les capacités de prédire l'évolution future des tempêtes tropicales en fonction des changements climatiques restent limitées, en raison de l'immense masse des données à analyser pour les simulations.
  • 11/03/2008: Eau, pétrole, climat: un point de non-retour? L'horizon 2040-2050 n'est plus très loin et, pour beaucoup de décisions à prendre sur le long terme, c'est déjà "demain". Il serait grand temps que les responsables cessent de tergiverser chaque fois qu'un rapport alarmant sur l'état de nos ressources planétaires est publié...
  • 31/01/2008: Krach boursier, fibrillation cardiaque, extrêmes climatiques, même combat... Une analyse mathématique a pu démontrer que le passage de l'ordre rigide au chaos destructeur est identique, quel que soit le système, et concerne aussi bien les fluctuations économiques, biologiques, que climatiques...
  • 04/12/2007: La Conférence sur le climat à Bali: un tournant? A quoi servent les grandes rencontres internationales sur les problèmes d'écologie? A avancer? A tourner en rond? Elles servent en tout cas à asseoir le souci de préservation de la planète sur l'agenda des gouvernants et dans l'opinion publique. Les solutions, elles, sont lentes...
  • 23/10/2007: Nobel pour le climat: le monde va-t-il se réveiller? Il faut espérer que le Prix Nobel attribué à Al Gore et au GIEC contribuera à dépasser les bonnes intentions, notamment dans le financement de la formation: car on commence à manquer de spécialistes dans les domaines scientifiques permettant d'aborder les problèmes climatiques..
  • 18/9/2007: La désertification est un processus physique avec forte dimension humaine. Un récent colloque à Wengen a permis à des chercheurs du monde entier de préciser quelques mécanismes de la désertification et leurs conséquences. Ainsi, en Afrique, ce sont moins les céréales que les protéines qui manquent..
  • 29/05/2007: Nos saisons anormalement chaudes ressemblent déjà au climat prévu en 2100. Les saisons record de ces dernières années atteignent déjà, voire dépassent ponctuellement, les températures prévues pour la fin du XXIe siècle. Cela permet d'entrevoir leurs impacts environnementaux et économiques futurs..
  • 30/03/2007: Au pays de l'hiver, le réchauffement climatique inquiète aussi. Au Québec, l'hiver ne s'est installé que très tardivement et des records de chaleur ont été enregistrés, dépassant de 25° les moyennes habituelles. La fonte de la banquise perturbe le style de vie traditionnel des autochtones canadiens..
  • 12/01/2007: Le climat vous souhaite une bonne et chaude année 2007. Si le rapport de 2001 du Groupe intergouvernemental pour l'étude de l'évolution du climat prévoyait un réchauffement de 2 à 6°C, l'une des conclusions du rapport 2007 est que l'on se situera plutôt vers 6°C..
  • 17/11/2006: Climat: un rapport plus important par son auteur que par son contenu. Le rapport Stern sur le coût à l'économie mondiale du réchauffement, parce qu'il provient du monde des affaires et non de la communauté scientifique, a plus de chances de mobiliser les responsables économiques et politiques...
  • 3/11/2006: Climat: le dialogue entre écologie et économie remplace la confrontation. Alors que les professionnels commencent à intégrer le réchauffement de la planète dans leurs stratégies d'avenir, on constate à quel point les mentalités ont changé et comment le dialogue entre disciplines s'est amélioré...
  • 26/09/2006: Climat: On commence à percer les mécanismes subtils des vagues de chaleur en Europe. De nouvelles études permettent de mieux cerner la genèse et l'intensité des canicules sur l'Europe. Elles permettent de prévoir des canicules au moins aussi intenses que celle de 2003 pour cinq étés au moins sur dix d'ici à la fin du siècle...
  • 21/08/2006: Ne pas confondre recherche et administration. Le commentaire paru dans Le Temps du 27 juillet par rapport au changement de rectorat à l'Université de Genève m'a quelque peu surpris. L'auteur prétend qu'il serait peut-être judicieux d'attendre «l'assainissement» de l'Université avant d'envisager de nouvelles structures, notamment la création de ...
  • 20/06/2006. Le public perçoit-il mieux le changement climatique? Martin Beniston, président du département de géosciences de l'Université de Fribourg, interprète le succès de films comme celui d'Al Gore et d'autres comme des signes de progrès...

Radio

(M. Beniston unless otherwise stated)

  • 22/12/2016: Interview by Yes-FM (a local radion station in Geneva), concerning the progress made, and issues to be tackled, one year after the signature of the Paris COP-21 Accord on climatic change.
  • 09/11/2016: Interview by the RTS (the French-Swiss Radio and TV corporation), on its morning news program, concerning the possible cancelling of the US commitments to the Paris COP-21 accord on climatic change, following the election of D. Trump as president of the United States of America.
  • 07/11/2016: Interview by the RTS (the French-Swiss Radio and TV corporation), on its science program "CQFD", concerning the state of climate as the COP-22 climate conference in Marrakech, Morroco, begins.
  • 04/11/2016: Interview by the RTS (the French-Swiss Radio and TV corporation), on its morning news program, concerning the forthcoming prospects for the COP-22 climate conference in Marrakech, Morroco.
  • 15/10/2016: Interview by the RTS (the French-Swiss Radio and TV corporation), on its morning news program, concerning the accord in Kigali, Rwanda, to phase out the use of the HFC family of greenhouse-gases, used mostly in refrigeration and air-conditioning units.
  • 14/10/2016: Interview on Radio France International (English Service) concerning the accord in Kigali, Rwanda, to phase out the use of the HFC family of greenhouse-gases, used mostly in refrigeration and air-conditioning units.
  • 01/05/2016: Interview by the RTS (the French-Swiss Radio and TV corporation), on its morning news program , concerning the enhanced risks of sea level rise in the South Pacific Ocean, following a report on the disappearance of several micro-islands in the region of Tuvalu.
  • 04/04/2016: Interview by the RTS (the French-Swiss Radio and TV corporation), on its morning radio program "Tout Un Monde", concerning the intentions of China and the United States to rapidly ratify the Paris COP-21 Climate Accord
  • 25/12/2015: Interview by the RTS (the French-Swiss Radio and TV corporation), on its evening radio news program "Forum", concerning the unusual warmth and lack of snow in the Alps
  • 12/12/2015: Interview by the RTS (the French-Swiss Radio and TV corporation), on its lunchtime radio news program "Le 12:30", concerning continued the outcome of the COP-21 climate conference in Paris (December, 2015)
  • 11/12/2015: Interview by the Radio Chablais(a local radio station for the eastern part of Lake Geneva), on its evening news program concerning the possible implications of the postponement by 24 hours of the global accord at the COP-21 climate conference in Paris (December, 2015)
  • 01/12/2015: Interview by "Couleur-3", the young channel of the Swiss RTS radio-TV corporation, on the reasons underlying climate skepticism
  • 27/11/2015: Interview by the Radio Chablais(a local radio station for the eastern part of Lake Geneva), on its evening news program relative to some of the issues that will be addressed at the COP-21 climate conference in Paris (December, 2015)
  • 12/11/2015: Interview by the French radio station "France Inter / France Bleue Pays de Savoie" concerning climate change and its impacts on the waters of the Rhone River in the Alps and the Lake of Geneva
  • 09/11/2015: Interview by the RTS (the French-Swiss Radio and TV corporation), on its cultureal program "BABYLONE", concerning climate and economic change in the Arctic, with a focus on the Northwest Passage
  • 07/11/2015: Interview by the RTS (the French-Swiss Radio and TV corporation), on its media focus program "MEDIALOGUE", concerning continued climate skeptical views in the media
  • 31/10/2015: Interview by the RTS (the French-Swiss Radio and TV corporation), on its morning news program relative to some of the issues that will be addressed at the COP-21 climate conference in Paris (December, 2015)
  • 29/10/2015: Interview by the RTS (the French-Swiss Radio and TV corporation), on its science program "CQFD", concerning the complexities of climate modeling
  • 02/09/2015: Interview of Markus Stoffel by the French Swiss Radio and TV corporation, on its science program "CQFD", concerning the paper that he led for "Nature Geoscience" on the estimation of climatic cooling by volcanic activities
  • 29/08/2015: Interview by the French Swiss Radio and TV corporation, on its general culture program "Prise De Terre", concerning the exceptional 2015 Heat Wave in Switzerland and elsewhere in Western Europe
  • 19/08/2015: Interview by the French Swiss Radio and TV corporation, evening news service, concerning the article in Nature Climate Change suggesting that Chinese CO2 emissions may have been overestimated by up to 14%
  • 03/08/2015: Interview by the French service of the Swiss Radio and TV corporation, concerning the proposals by Barack Obama in favor of reducing the amplitude of climatic change
  • 19/07/2015: Interview by the Italian service of the Swiss Radio and TV corporation, concerning the problems of urban heat islands in a warming climate
  • 13/05/2015: Short interview on the morning news service of "Radio-Télévision Suisse" concerning the prospects of the December 2015 climate conference in Paris (COP-21)
  • 16/03/2015: Interview on the English Service of "Radio France International" concerning the statements by China that climate impacts will in the future have detrimental effects on the country's economy
  • 22/09/2014: Guest on the morning news program of the French-Swiss radio station « Radio Suisse Romande » to comment on the UN Climate Summit meeting in New York (September 23, 2014), and other current affairs highlighted by the media
  • 25/07/2014: Guest interview ("L'Invité du Matin") on the Radio-Télévision-Suisse morning radio news program with respect to the waning interest of many governments today for climate and environmental issues
  • 27/06/2014: One-hour guest interview on the French-Swiss "RTS-La Première" science program "CQFD", concerning various aspects of climatic change, climate impacts, and climate policy. Accessible via: CQFD
  • 04/06/2014: Interview on the French-Swiss radio station "RTS La Première", 7 AM news program, concerning the decision by the Obama Administration in Washington to reduce by 30% carbon emissions from coal in the energy sector. Accessible via: Interview
  • 14/04/2014: Interview concerning the publication of the third volume of the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), as well as the apparent contradiction in terms of the Kyoto Protocol of policies (Switzerland, Germany) of withdrawing from nuclear power but encouraging gas-fired power stations. On the morning news of the French-Swiss national radio station "RTS La Première"
  • 20/02/2014: Interview concerning the anomalous winter season in the Northern Hemisphere on the "CQFD" science program of the French-Swiss national radio station "RTS La Première"
  • 05/02/2014: Short interview on France-Inter science program "La Tête au Carré" on the viability of ski resorts and winter olympic games in a warming climate
  • 06/01/2014: Short interview on the Radio-Télévision-Suisse morning radio news program concerning the funding of various foundations active in propagating climate-skeptical viewpoints
  • 27/09/2013: Guest interview ("L'Invité du Matin") on the Radio-Télévision-Suisse morning radio news program with respect to the release of the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • 27/09/2013: Interview on the regional news network "Radio Fribourg" to comment on the release of the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - IPCC
  • 10/09/2013: Radio interviews on the final stopover of "Tûranor Planet Solar" in Paris at the end of the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, in the following newspapers and on-line sites:
  • "France Info"
  • "Radio Classique"
  • 06/09/2013: 15-minute interview on the French-Swiss radio station "RTS La Première", concerning the conclusions of the EU/FP7 "ACQWA" project as the 5-year project coordinated by the Climate Group comes to a close. Accessible via: CQFD
  • 03/09/2013: Interviews of the navigation and scientific teams of the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition as the Swiss solar-powered vessels arrives in London, by BBC World Service radio, accessible via: (Click on "Solar-powered ship" link): BBC World Service
  • 17.08.2013: Live panel discussion on extreme weather and climate, on the English service of "China Radio International"
  • 26/06/2013: Interviews of the navigation and scientific teams of the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, by the on-line environmental network "Living On Earth", accessible via: (Click on "Solar-powered ship" link): Living on Earth Interviews
  • 25/06/2013: Special one-hour program on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, in the context of the "CQFD" science program of the French-Swiss national radio station "RTS La Première", accessible via: CQFD
  • 25.06.2013: Live interview on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, in the context of the solar-powered vessel's stopover in Boston, with "Radio Monaco International" radio station
  • 24.06.2013: Interviews on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, in the context of the solar-powered vessel's stopover in Boston, with Boston Public Radio channel
  • 18.06.2013: Interviews on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, in the context of the solar-powered vessel's stopover in New York, with:
  • Radio-Télévision Belge, Belgian news service
  • The Take Away, US on-line radio news and talk-shows
  • 24.05.2013: Guest interview ("L'Invité du Matin") on the Radio-Télévision-Suisse morning radio news program concerning the particularly cool and wet spring of 2013
  • 01.04.2013: Interview on the Radio-Télévision-Suisse morning radio news program concerning the possible links between the North Atlantic Oscillation and the cool and wet spring of 2013
  • 10.09.2012: Discussion on the Radio-Télévision-Suisse "CQFD" Science Program on the environmental implications of receding sea ice
  • 10-15.09.2012: Early-morning clips on musical and professional choices in life, Radio-Télévision-Suisse "MP3" Program
  • 29.08.2012: Interview on the World Radio Switzerland English service with respect to the observation of a sharp reduction in Arctic Sea Ice during the Summer of 2012
  • 22.08.2012: Interview on the Radio Suisse Romande early morning news with respect to the observation of a sharp reduction in Arctic Sea Ice during the Summer of 2012
  • 13.12.2011: Interview on Radio France International to comment on the Canadian Government's intention to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol
  • 30.11.2011: Interview on the Radio Suisse Romande early morning news with respect to the WMO report on the State of the World's Climate 2011, indicating a clear warming trend globally
  • 16.11.2011: Interview on the Radio Suisse Romande science broadcats ("Impatience"), with respect to successes and difficulties in climate model projections of future climates
  • 12.11.2011: Interview on the Radio Suisse Romande science and society broadcats ("Allo la terre"), to comment on the catastrophic floods in Italy, Southern France and Thaïland
  • 03.10.2011: Interview on the Radio Suisse Romande morning news as the guest of the 7:30 AM news slot ("L'Invité de la Rédaction"), to comment inter alia the record-breaking month of September in Switzerland and Europe
  • 15.08.2011: Interview on the Radio Suisse Romande science program "Impatiences", related to the polar expedition by the Swiss sailing boat "Chamade" and the general problems of climatic change in the Arctic
  • 08.02.2011: Interview on the Radio Suisse Romande evening news concerning the information exchange agreement between the EU ACQWA project coordinated by M. Beniston and the local government of the Canton of Valais
  • 24.12.2010: Interview on RTBS (Belgian radio service) on snow and skiing in the Alps in a warmer climate
  • 10.12.2010: Hour-long interview on "Babylone", a talk-show on various aspects of science and personal history
  • 27.10.2010: Participation in a debate on Radio Suisse Romande "Espace 2" broadcast on the problems of decision-making in environmental affairs
  • 22.10.2010: Guest on the English morning news show of World Radio Switzerland 
  • 31/08/2010: Interview on Radio Suisse Romande evening news concerning the conclusions of the UN report on the functionning of the IPCC
  • 15/08/2010: Interview on the Swiss-German radio channel DRS-1 concerning the extreme climatic events in Asia (forest fires and heat wave in Russia; rain-driven mudslides in China; floods in Pakistan and Ladakh)
  • 10/08/2010: Comment on Canal 3 / Bienne on the possible links between climatic change and the extreme weather events in Russia, Pakistan and China
  • 21/04/2010: Comment on Radio Suisse Romande news service regarding the potential climatic impacts of the Icelandic volcanoe eruption
  • 15/02/2010: Interview on the English service of World Radio Switzerland concerning the errors in the IPCC report
  • 10/02/2010: Interview on the morning news program of Radio Suisse Romande related to the functionning of the IPCC
  • 22/01/2010: Interview on the morning news program of Radio Suisse Romande concerning the errors in the IPCC report on glacier melting in the Himalaya
  • 17/01/2010: Interview on Radio Suisse Romande program "Dans les bras du figuier", on various aspects of life, history and outlook
  • 01/01/2010: Interview on the French Service of "Deutsche Welle" (Bonn, Germany) regarding the perspectives for climate policy in 2010
  • 25/12/2009: Interview on the French Service of "Deutsche Welle" (Bonn, Germany) regarding the political events related to climate that took place in 2009
  • 21/12/2009: Interview on World Radio Switzerland concerning the outcome of the Copenhagen climate summit 
  • 18/12/2009: Interview on “Radio-Cité” (Geneva) on the likely outcome of the Copenhagen climate summit 
  • 07/12/2009: Participation in a lunchtime news debate on “Radio-Cité” (Geneva) related to COP-15 in Copenhagen
  • 06/11/2009: Participation in the "guest" part of the morning news of Radio Suisse Romande concerning the forthcoming COP-15 climate conference in Copenhagen
  • 05/11/2009: Interview on Radio Suisse Romande concerning the difficult negociations of the pre-COP15 meeting in Barcelona
  • 20/09/2009: Interview on Radio 702 Johannesburg and Radio Cape Talk (South Africa) concerning the respective positions of the industrialized and the developing world in the Copenhagen process
  • 18/09/2009: Interview on World Radio Switzerland related to climate and the perspectives of the Copenhagen COP-15 meeting in December, 2009
  • 06/08/2009: Participation in the talk-show "De Quoi je me Mêle" of the Radio Suisse Romande, on issues pertaining to the impacts of climatic change on Switzerland
  • 03/08/2009: Interview on Radio Suisse Romande, morning news service, concerning the Green Pioneering Summit in Verbier (August 1-2, 2009)
  • 26/05/2009: Participation in the scientific programme "Impatience" of the Radio Suisse Romande, on issues of global dimming and global brightening
  • 26/05/2009: Interview on Radio Suisse Romande, morning news service, concerning fine particles in the atmosphere and their potential impacts on human health 
  • 08/05/2009: Participation in the scientific programme "Impatience" of the Radio Suisse Romande, in part to talk about the book "Changements Climatiques et Impacts" 
  • 13/03/2009: Interview on World Radio Switzerland on the outcomes of the Copenhagen Climate Conference (March 9-13, 2009)
  • 23/02/2009: Interview on Radio Suisse Romande 7 AM news concerning the persistence and amount of snow of the 2008/2009 winter season in Switzerland
  • 02/01/2009: Interview on the French Service of Deutsche Welle on the perspectives for climate negotiations in 2009
  • 01/12/2008: Interview on World Radio Switzerland related to the possible outcomes of the Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol in Poznan (01.12.2008-12.12.2008)
  • 17/11/2008: Interview on the 12:30 news of Radio Suisse Romande related to the risks associated with a reduction in the priority of climate protection as a result of the global financial crisis
  • 17/11/2008: Interview on Radio Chablais on climate issues in advance of a seminar on climatic change to take place in Monthey/VS on November 20, 2008
  • 08/07/2008: Interview on the 12:30 news of Radio Suisse Romande related to the G8 decision to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2050
  • 06/04/2008: Interview on the Radio Suisse Romande programme “Haute Définition” related to chaos theory and climate 
  • 26/03/2008: Radio Suisse Romande commentary on the news related to Antarctic sea ice dislocation
  • 08/02/2008: Radio Suisse Romande, participation in "Le Grand 8" on issues related to fraud in science
  • 02/02/2008: Radio DRS, interview on the uncertainties in complex systems
  • 30/01/2008: Radio Suisse Romande commentary on the link between warm ocean temperatures and hurricane activity
  • 15/12/2007: Radio Suisse Romande, commentary on the outcome of the Bali Connference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol
  • 21/10/2007: Radio Suisse Romande, short commentary on views of Swiss politicians and their response to climatic change issues
  • 12/10/2007: Interviews by Radio Suisse Romande, Radio Suisse Internationale and Agence Télégraphique Suisse concerning the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded inter alia to the IPCC
  • 29/08/2007: 20-minute talk-show on Radio Suisse Romande on climate and water (“Impatiences”)
  • 22/08/2007: Interview on climate and water issues in Africa, French Service of “DeutscheWelle” international radio
  • 20/08/2007: Participation in a debate on Radio Suisse Romande (8 AM news) on whether the media talk too much about climatic change (Stéphane Goyette)
  • 05/07/2007: Radio Suisse Romande, Commentary on the abnormally warm seasons of the past 12 months
  • 15/05/2007: One-hour talk-show on Radio Suisse Romande on climate (“Devine qui vient Dîner”)
  • 11/05/2007: Press conference at the Palais des Nations (Geneva) concerning the publication of the IPCC AR4 (WGII) report. Radio Suisse Romande, Radio-Lac, and several newspapers (Le Temps, La Tribune de Genève, Le Nouvelliste, La Liberté) prepare articles on the event over the following few days
  • 16/04/2007: Interview on "Allô la Planète", France-Inter (Paris)
  • 03/02/2007: Commentary on the publication of the IPCC AR4 (WG1) report, Radio Suisse Romande
  • 15/12/2006: Interview on Radio Suisse Romande concerning the unusually mild start to the winter
  • 12/11/2006: Interview on Radio Suisse Romande concerning the record warm autumn of 2006

Television and Internet-TV

(M. Beniston unless otherwise stated)

  • 19/01/2017: Interview by the Canadian news channel "TVA" on issues of climate change, climate policy, and possible response from the national to the local levels.
  • 16/01/2017: Interview by the French-Swiss RTS (Radio-Télévision Suisse) on its evening local news service "Couleurs Locales" on the downstream consequences for water use along the Rhone River in the context of glacier retreat and changes in temperature and precipitation régimes.
  • 09/01/2017: Interview by the local Vaud+Fribourg TV network "La Télé" on its evening news service concerning the climate implications of the lack of snow in the Alps over the 2016 Christmas-New Year period for the second year in a row.
  • 15/10/2016: Interview by the RTS (the French-Swiss Radio and TV corporation), on its evening TV news program "TJ SOIR", concerning the accord in Kigali, Rwanda, to phase out the use of the HFC family of greenhouse-gases, used mostly in refrigeration and air-conditioning units.
  • 12/12/2015: Interview by the RTS (the French-Swiss Radio and TV corporation), on its evening TV news program "TJ soir", concerning continued the outcome of the COP-21 climate conference in Paris (December, 2015)
  • 01/12/2015: Interview by the local Neuchâtel TV network "Canal Alpha", evening news service, concerning the importance of awareness-raising in terms of climate change issues
  • 27/11/2015: Interview by the French-Swiss TV network "RTS1", evening news service, concerning the strong El Nino event building up in the Equatorial Pacific Ocean in the Fall of 2015, and its possible links to climatic change
  • 21/11/2015: Interview by the French-Swiss TV network "RTS1", satirical program "26-Minutes", opposite a fake climate skeptic
  • 18/11/2015: Interview by the French-Swiss TV network "RTS1", evening news service, concerning the sharp rise in the duration of the very strong heatwaves in Europe since the turn of the 21st Century
  • 03/09/2015: Interview of Markus Stoffel by the French TV network "TF1", concerning the paper that he led for "Nature Geoscience" on the estimation of climatic cooling by volcanic activities
  • 15/01/2015: First screening of "Planet Solar", a web-documentary focusing on the various aspects of the Swiss solar vessel "Tûranor Planet Solar", including the 2013 "DeepWater" expedition
  • 02/11/2014: Interview on the evening news service "Le 19:30" of the French-Swiss TV channel RTS-Un, concerning the release of the Synthesis Report of the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climatic Change (IPCC-AR5), that marks the end of the AR5 process
  • 31/08/2014: A 51-minute documentary entitled "Operation Gulf Stream" on the 2013 "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedtion, on the Swiss-French TV Network "RTS-1"
  • 21/05/2014: Mini-documentary and interviews related to the possible 2014 El Nino event, on the "RTS DECOUVERTES" Internet-TV webside (in French). Accessible via: ENSO.
  • 31/03/2014: Commentary on the 2013 "Climate Impacts" report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), on the French TV Network "France 24"
  • 27/02/2014: 26-minute documentary and interviews related to the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition on the French regional TV network "TV8 Mont Blanc"
  • 07/01/2014: Interview concerning the contrasting extremes in the United States and Western Europe, on the evening news service of the French-Swiss TV ("TJ-Soir")
  • 14/12/2013: 52-minute documentary on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater Expedition", on the French TV Channel "France Ô"
  • 13/11/2013: Short scientific documentary on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater Expedition", on Boston's ABC TV Channel news service
  • 12/11/2013: Interview on the evening news service "Le 19:30" of the French-Swiss TV channel RTS-Un, concerning the possible intensification, in a warmer climate, of tropical storms of the type that affected the Philippines on November 10, 2013
  • 17/10/2013: Item on the current-affairs program "Quel Temps?" of the Belgian-French TV service RTBF, on the scientific aspects of the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition
  • 12/10/2013: Interview on the French-Swiss TV "RTS-Un" ethics program, on the possible impacts of a changing climate, in the wake of the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - IPCC
  • 27/09/2013: Interview on the website of the news network "France-24" to comment on the release of the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - IPCC
  • 26/09/2013: Interview concerning the apparent pause in global warming in the past decade, on the main evening news of the French-Swiss TV network RTS "TJ-Soir"
  • 20/09/2013: Internet-TV interview concerning the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition of the French weekly magazine "Le Point"
  • 11/09/2013: TV interviews with the captain of "Tûranor Planet Solar" (Gérard d'Aboveille) and the leader of the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition (Martin Beniston), to report on the expedition as it completed its Gulf Stream mission and arrived in Paris, on the French national TV Channel "FR3" evening news service
  • 10/09/2013: TV interviews and reports on the final stopover of "Tûranor Planet Solar" in Paris at the end of the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, on the following TV channels and on-line sites:
  • "CNN"
  • "RTS" (French-Swiss TV) evening news
  • "TF1" French TV, prime-time evening news "Le 20-Heures"
  • "BFM-TV" continuous French news channel
  • "M6" Commercial French TV channel
  • "RTBF" Belgian-French national TV channel
  • 05/09/2013:Mini-documentary on "France 2" morning service concerning the imminent arrival of the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition in Paris.
  • 05/09/2013:Mini-documentary on the "BBC WORLD SERVICE" concerning the arrival of the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition in London. Accessible via: BBC.
  • 05/09/2013:Short documentary on the imminent arrival of "Planet Solar" in Paris at the end of the 2013 expedition, on the France 3 TV network (France3-Haute Normandie). Accessible via: FR3.
  • 05/09/2013:Mini-documentary on the on-line channel of the "Guardian" newspaper concerning the arrival of the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition in London. Accessible via: The Guardian.
  • 02.08.2013: Report on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) News network during the stopover of the solar-powered vessel in St John's, Newfoundland
  • 18/07/2013:Mini-documentary on the Canadian CTV Channel concerning the arrival of the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Accessible via: CTV-Canada.
  • 28/06/2013:Mini-documentary on the 19:30 evening news programme of the Radio-Télévision Suisse (RTS French Service) concerning the scientific objectives of the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, filmed in Miami, New York, and Boston, and accessible via: TJSoir.
  • 26.06.2013: Report on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, with the Fox News network in Boston
  • 24.06.2013: Interview on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, in the context of the solar-powered vessel's stopover in Boston, with the ABC network in Boston
  • 18.06.2013: Interview on the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition, in the context of the solar-powered vessel's stopover in New York, with:
  • Bloomberg-TV
  • CBS News
  • NBC News
  • France-24
  • Al Djazeera English News Service
  • ... and others
  • 06/06/2013:Interview on the evening news of the TV Suisse Romande concerning the critical flood situation in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • 03/06/2013:Interview on CBS-Miami news channel concerning the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition and its imminent departure from Miami for its measurement campaign on the Gulf Stream and the North Atlantic.
  • 16/05/2013:TV Suisse Romande, on-line set of interviews (in French) in the context of the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" project, accessible via: "DeepWater"
  • 30/03/2013:Interview on the 19:30 evening news programme of the Radio-Télévision Suisse (RTS French Service) concerning the unusually cool and wet spring of 2013.
  • 28/03/2013:Interview on the 19:30 evening news programme of the Radio-Télévision Suisse (RTS French Service) on the departure of the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition.
  • 27/03/2013:Interview on the 24-hour French news service "BFM-TV" related to the departure of the "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition.
  • 10/01/2013:Interview on the 19:30 evening news programme of the Radio-Télévision Suisse (RTS French Service) on the extreme events in Australia and the general context of changing extremes in a warming climate.
  • 16/11/2012:ARTE TV, contribution to a broadcast on the Aletsch Glacier in the Swiss Alps and its scientific, scenic, and cultural aspects.
  • 08/10/2012:TV Suisse Romande, comment on the apparent paradox between shrinking Arctic sea ice and increasing Antarctic ice mass.
  • 15/02/2012:TV Svizzera Italiana, comment on the recent NASA global warming animation and its implications for Arctic climatic change.
  • 14/02/2012:TV Suisse Romande, interview on the evening news "TJ Soir" concerning the state of Arctic warming and the apparent paradox with the anonalously cold early February in Europe.
  • 11/12/2011:TV Suisse Romande, interview on the evening news "TJ Soir" concerning the outcomes of the Durban Conference of the Parties to the Climate Convention (COP-17) and the future of the Kyoto Protocol.
  • 15/08/2011:TV Suisse Romande, on-line set of interviews in the context of the excursion through the North-West Passage (Canadian arctic) of the Swiss sailing boat "Chamade", accessible via: "Climat"
  • 14/08/2010: TV Suisse Romande, interview on the evening news (TJ Soir 19:30) concerning the extreme climatic events in Russia, China and Pakistan 
  • 11-17/03/2010: 9-minute program on the ACQWA project coordinated by the C3i Climate Group of the University of Geneva, on the international TV channel EURONEWS (in its scientific documentary series "Futuris"). Available via Euronews YouTube Alpine Waters
  • 30/11/2009: Guest interview on the programme “Geopolitis” of the TV Suisse Romande, concerning the objectives of COP-15 in Copenhagen
  • 29/09/2009: Interview on RAI “Regione Aosta” in the context of the European ACQWA project and the objectives of the 2009 Annual General Assembly meeting in Courmayeur, Italy
  • 31/08/2009: France-24 TV, interview at the opening of the 3rd World Climate Conference in Geneva
  • 04/04/2009: TV Suisse Romande, interview on the evening news (TJ Soir 19:30) on the risks of flooding following the heavy snowfalls of the 2008/2009 Winter season.
  • 22/01/2009: TV Suisse Romande, interview on the lunchtime news (TJ Midi 12:45) on Antarctic warming
  • 07/11/2008: TV Suisse Romande (Science Show "Nouvo"), interview on using geo-engineering techniques to combat global warming
  • 01/10/208: TV Suisse Romande (Science Show "Le Court Du Jour"), interview on the implications of receding glaciers in a warmer climate
  • 08/07/2008: TV Suisse Romande (TJ Soir, 19:30), commentary on the G-8 decision to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2050
  • 16/04/2008: France 3, Children's Science Program "C'est pas Sorcier", consultancy and citation in the program dedicated to snow and skiing in the Alps in a warmer climate
  • 17/02/2008: Discovery Channel, contribution to the documentary "Megaworld Switzerland"
  • 15/12/2007: TV Suisse Romande (TJ Soir, 19:30) commentary on the outcome of the Bali Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol
  • 02/12/2007: TV Suisse Romande, interview on climate projections for Switzerland (“Mise au Point”)
  • 13/10/2007: TV Suisse Romande (TJ Soir, 19:30) commentary on the increase in ice mass at the summit of the Mont Blanc
  • 17/09/2007: TV Suisse Romande (TJ Midi, 12:45 and TJ Soir, 19:30), commentary on the new Masters Program on Environmental Science at the University of Geneva
  • 04/10/2007: TV Suisse Romande (TJ Soir, 19:30) item on the findings of the paper by Beniston published end August in Geophysical Research Letters on the record seasons in Switzerland since 2003 and the probability of repetition in a warmer climate by 2100
  • 06/04/2007: TV Suisse Romande (TJ Soir, 19:30), interview regarding the publication of the "Impacts" volume of the IPCC 4th Assessment Report
  • 03/02/2007: Comment on the publication of the IPCC 4th Assessment Report, TV Suisse Romande (TJ Soir), by Douglas Cripe
  • 04/01/2007: Comment on the TV Suisse Romande evening news (TJ Soir, 19:30) concerning the UK Hadley Center projections of 2007 as the warmest year on record
  • 12/11/2006: Contribution to the TV Suisse Romande program “Infrarouge” on the reality of global warming
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