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Climate research: Understanding and limiting global warming

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Climate research: Understanding and limiting global warming

Earth’s climate was stable for a long time in the past 10,000 years. Since the start of industrialisation, the global average temperature has increased in a short time by more than 1°C due to the burning of fossil fuels and changes to land use. Without intensive climate protection measures the average rise over the next decades could exceed 2°C. Climate research contributes to the knowledge about our changing planet in the form of increasingly accurate climate models and possible solutions.

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Floods, droughts, failed harvests: The consequences of global warming are meanwhile visible and measurable in all regions around the world

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Climate researchers use data from long time series, to deliver increasingly accurate predictions regarding global warming and its consequences.

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By 2050 the EU must achieve net-zero emissions. The solutions have to be systematic and global in nature – and impact all aspects of life.

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Why is swift action to protect the climate so important and what is the scientific basis for calculations on causes and consequences of climate change?

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Das Thema Revitalisierung von Mooren und Auen bereitet das Dossier anschaulich und interaktiv auf.

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Members of the Leopoldina discuss the subject of climate change with other experts. The results of this interdisciplinary exchange lead to publications.

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Scientists from various disciplines are working on climate research.

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Videos and event recordings on the topic of climate research on the Leopoldina YouTube channel.

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