April 6, 2007
Climate Change in the Recent Past
Dr. Fred Goldberg , a Swedish materials, energy and technology expert with worldwide careers in consulting, publishing and technical lecturing, has also pursued a secondary vocation in Arctic studies. He served as Secretary for an international climate change conference held in September, 2006, at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. Considered an authority on polar history and exploration, he travels every year to Svalbard, an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean midway between Norway and the North Pole. In 2002, to commemorate the centennial of the 1902 Swedish Nordenskjöld Antarctic expedition, he led a group that sailed there re-enact the event and revisit the sites originally explored by Nordenskjöld’s team. In January, 2007, he debated the topic “Climate Change: Human-Caused or Natural?” at the California Institute of Technology. The author of several books and papers on technology and the Arctic, Goldberg holds a Masters in Science and a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from KTH. He worked in term positions for the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat in 2001 and the Swedish Foreign Ministry from 2002-2004.