Gernot Patzelt

Gernot Patzelt

 Credentials

  • PhD in Geography from the University of Innsbruck. [1]

 Background

Gernot Patzelt is an Austrian glaciologist. He graduated in 1968 with a PhD in Geography from the University of Innsbruck, and in the following years worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Meteorology (1968-70), Assistant Professor at the Institute of Geography (1970 - 79), achieved Habilitation in geography at the Faculty of Science, University of Innsbruck (1979), was Head of the Research Institute for High Mountain Research and Alpine Research Centre Obergurgl (1980 - 99), and Associate Professor of High Mountain Research (1992). According to his personal website (archived as of March, 2005), Patzelt has been retired since October, 2004. [2]

According to his profile at the Austrian Academy of Sciences website, Patzelt's research focus is in “Glacier and climate history research,” “Mass movements (landslides, fluvial Sedimentationsereignisse),” “Historic natural and cultural landscape development in alpine areas,” and “Participation in projects of Antarctic Research.” [1]

Stance on Climate Change

“I am absolutely convinced that it will not give the great climate catastrophe. This is pure scaremongering. The system is not so fragile!” [3]

Key Quotes

“[For] the great glaciers [to] disappear completely, the temperature would have to increase by ten degrees, and that really is not in sight.” [4]

Key Deeds

November/December, 2012

Gernot Patzelt was a speaker (PDF) at the Eighth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-8)/Fifth International Conference on Climate and Energy (ICCE-5) sponsored by both the Heartland Institute and the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE). Patzelt's speech is titled “Glaciers and forest development in high altitude alpine areas during the last 10,000 years.” [5]

November 25 - 26, 2011

Gernot Patzelt was a speaker at the Fourth International Conference on Climate and Energy in Germany, hosted by the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE). He spoke on “Climate, glaciers and forest development” (PDF). Video of his speech is available here (in German). [6]

 Affiliations

 Publications

A full list of Gernot Patzelt's publications is available at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and also at The Austrian Library Network and Service GmbH (OBVSG). He has published a number of studies in Geology and Archeology journals.

 Resources

  1. Univ.Prof. Gernot Patzelt, kM,” Commission for Quarternary: Austrian Academy of Sciences.

  2. Gernot Patzelt,” Profile at University of Innsbruck. Archived March 29, 2005.

  3. Stefan Dietrich. “Fascinated by rock and ice,” Tirol Online. Archived December 13, 2004. Translated from German with Google.

  4. “Continued glacier retreat - only four grow” (Translated with Google), tirv1.orf.at, December 4, 2009.

  5. “8th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-8): V International Conference on Climate and Energy (ICCE-5). Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Munich, November 30 – December 1, 2012” (PDF) retrieved from eike-klima-energy.eu on November 24, 2012.

  6. IV. Internationale Klimaund Energiekonferenz” (PDF), EIKE. Accessed November, 2012.

  7. Gernot Patzelt,” de.wikipedia.

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