We can still emit about 420 gigatonnes of CO₂ if we want to limit global warming to 1.5°C by 2100. If we continue to act too slowly, we will exceed our budget within a few years. To compensate for this, we would have to actively remove CO₂ from the atmosphere. Nadine Mengis from GEOMAR explains what options we have in Germany.
Five years ago, on December 12, 2015, the Paris Climate Agreement was signed - a milestone in global climate policy. 195 countries agreed to limit global warming - if possible to well below 2 degrees Celsius compared to the pre-industrial era. But where are we today? Are we on the right track? This is what our experts have to say.
In early December, the Lancet Countdown published a new report on the global link between climate change and health. Annette Peters researches the consequential interconnections at the Helmholtz Zentrum München.
Wind, water, sun - nature offers us some energy sources that are practically inexhaustible. They can significantly contribute to climate protection. In addition to wind energy, photovoltaics is one of the most important renewable energies in Germany. Its expansion is a central pillar of the energy transition from fossil raw materials to climate-neutral, green energy.
The earth is called the "blue planet" for a reason: 70 percent of the surface is covered by oceans. They absorb a quarter of the CO₂ that we humans produce every year. But climate change is afflicting them heavily.
November is here, but there is no winter in sight. According to the German Weather Service, October was already too warm. With climate change, winter is getting shorter and weather extremes are increasing. What must cities look like in the future so that we can continue to live in them? This is what meteorologist Daniel Hertel from the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research is researching.
Biden’s presidency provides a real opportunity for national and global climate policies, according to Reimund Schwarze from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research.
Nowadays, whenever a European windstorm sweeps across Germany, many people wonder whether climate change is to blame. The new storm monitor website now provides answers to this and other questions. In this interview, Oliver Krüger explains what other information the storm monitor offers and who he expects will use it.