The project Climate Change: Understanding and Acting was initiated at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and is currently being further developed in cooperation with schools and committed teachers. It is supported, among others, by the Bavarian State Ministry for Environmental and Consumer Protection in order to make materials available to schools free of charge.
Dr. Cecilia Scorza
Cecilia Scorza is an astrophysicist and coordinator of public relations and school programs at the Faculty of Physics of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. As an initiator, she develops and coordinates the project Climate Change: Understanding and Acting.
As an astronomer, I know how many events had to convene to create a habitable planet like the Earth. I therefore want to contribute my part to its protection.
Prof. Harald Lesch
Harald Lesch is Professor of Astrophysics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Philosophy in Munich and science journalist. In his lectures, he shows how basic research provides increasingly better insight into the laws of nature.
The causes of global warming are already known for a long time. Now, a full transformation to renewable energies must follow!
Moritz Strähle is a teacher of physics and mathematics at the Asam-Gymnasium in Munich. Together with his students, he works in various ways on the subject of climate change. Together with Cecilia Scorza, he coordinates and develops the overall project and supervises the teachers’ network.
To preserve the beauty and diversity of our planet is a great concern of mine, not only for the generations of human beings to come, but also for all living beings. Education is one of the decisive keys for the transformation of society, which is necessary for this goal!
Stefan Krühler is a 9th semester physics student at the LMU Munich and, as part of the team, primarily responsible for the series production of the “climate kit”.
In times of “fake news” and “alternative facts”, I want to know what really is going on with our planet. We all must turn on the mind, ask questions critically, try things out for ourselves, do experiments and try to understand what others are trying to twist.
Prof. Bernhard Mayer
Bernhard Mayer is a physicist and Professor of Experimental Meteorology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University. In his lectures, he demonstrates how global warming can be explained quantitatively using fundamental laws of nature. In his research, he deals with the influence of clouds on weather and climate.
To cope with climate change, we need brilliantly trained and motivated scientists and engineers.
Prof. Thomas Birner
Thomas Birner is a physicist and Professor of Theoretical Meteorology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University. Besides his regular lectures on the fundamentals of atmospheric and climate dynamics, he regularly gives public lectures on climate physics and climate change. In his research, he focuses on atmospheric phenomena in the transition zone between weather and climate.
The causes and impacts of the current climate change can already be understood with simple school physics and common sense. I would like to help bring this basic knowledge to both the young and the old so that sustainable action can become an effective basic principle of our society.
Rudolf Pausenberger is a physicist and physics teacher at the CJT Gymnasium in Lauf a.d. Pegnitz. In and outside of school, he is involved in various groups and committees dealing with climate change.
Saving our world is worth every effort, despite the now gloomy prognosis. I want to emphasize the absolute urgency so that action is now taken at all levels. We still have a little time frame of a few years left; only an enlightened population can make it happen!