Science and research
Running cars on hydrogen is good for the climate?
The new scientific study by PIK comes to a completely different conclusion.
Parts of the Greenland ice sheet have been shown to destabilise
Has the tipping point been reached soon and what are the implications?
Destabilisation of central-western areas of the ice sheet could be an early warning sign that a tipping point for the Greenland ice sheet will soon be reached. Feedback effects, such as increased snowfall as warmer air absorbs more moisture, could still slow this down,
Arctic ice loss could have an impact on weather in Europe
New studies clarify the connections. Europe could see more snow in the future.
Tipping points and the influence of the rapidity of change
Model simulations provide evidence that tipping elements such as the North Atlantic current are also influenced by the speed of change.With faster changes, a collapse could already have occurred before threshold values are reached.
How does a solar module work?
Volker Quaschning explains how a solar module works.
Fridays for Future Deutschland
hat Wissenschaftler vom Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie gefragt, was notwendig ist um das 1,5 Grad Ziel noch einhalten zu können.
Die Antwort: Bis 2035 müssen wir CO2-neutral leben und schon in den nächsten Jahren die CO2-Emmissionen drastisch reduzieren.
Methane escapes from the sea floor in Antarctica
Researchers are very concerned about the rapid methane release in the Antarctic Ross Sea, southeast of New Zealand. Methane is 25 times more harmful to the climate than CO2, and the source of the methane is believed to be thousands of years old algae deposits embedded under sediments.
Ocean vortices move at high speed in the direction of the pols
Last change: Isolde Moussot 16.06.2020
800 meters per year on average, ocean eddies move towards the pols. Global warming is a major factor in this.
Just 5000 years ago, the Sahara was green
Climatic changes have turned the Sahara into a desert. More detailed connections are explained very well in the appended sources.
We only have 10 years left to reach the 2 degree target
It is time for action! Now!
says the Potsdam climate researcher Hans Joachim Schellnhuber. If we allow this decade to pass by without sufficient action, our earth will reach a global warming of 4 to 5 degrees this century.
This May was the warmest in the world since records began
According to data from the Copernicus Earth Observation Programme
These records started in 1979, and in parts of Siberia it was even 10 degrees warmer. It was much warmer in Alaska and Antarctica. The CO2 concentration also reports new records, at the Zugspitze 418 ppm in March 2020, which is 3 ppm more than in March 2019.
Der letzte Winter war der wärmste Winter in Europa, seit Begin der Wetteraufzeichnungen
meldet der Klimawandeldienst Corpernicus
Damit war es diesen Winter durchschnittlich 3,4 Grad wärmer in Europa als 1981 bis 2010.