This online course was created by WWF Germany (World Wide Fund For Nature) in cooperation with DKK (German Climate Consortium) and was funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The following content is covered (with Prof. Dr. Mojib Latif, amongst others):
– The climate system and its components
– How does the natural greenhouse effect work?
– The man-made greenhouse effect
– Fossil fuels: the basis of our prosperity
– Climate models – a look into the future
– Basis for climate model calculations
“What are the scientific findings behind the reports on climate change and its effects? What does science know in detail about the various aspects of this topic? And how do these findings play into society, how can science influence public awareness and have a political impact? To shed light on these questions, scientists at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf (HHU) have initiated an interdisciplinary lecture series on various aspects of climate change and its effects”.
“A considerable part of the computing power of DKRZ [German Climate Computing Centre] is used by climate modellers for extensive simulations within the framework of national and international research initiatives and model comparison projects – including calculations carried out in view of the world climate status reports (IPCC reports).
“Again and again people talk about climate change – but what actually is climate change? What are the causes and the consequences? We will explain it to you!”
Animated film from “Die Sternsinger”.
“This film should be part of the education of all political leaders worldwide!”
David Nabarro – UN Commissioner for Climate Policy and Sustainable Development