Please be aware that most of the following interviews are only available in German.

Photo: Thomas WasilewskiA cold period called "The Little Ice Age" had Central and Northern Europe in its grip from the 15th to the early 18th century. How did it came about and how did it influence people´s lifes back then? Dr. Johann Jungclaus answers these questions in an interview with Deutschlandfunk. Interview

 

 

 

Photo: Thomas WasilewskiThe glaciers in the high mountains of Central Asia are among the largest ice-covered areas of the world and are therefore also called "the third pole". Climate change is causing the ice to melt. What kind of effects that might have explains Dr. Stefan Hagemann in an interview with NDR Logo. Interview

 

 

 

Photo: Malin Mauritsen Dr. Thorsten Mauritsen investigated how much climate would still be warming if humanity stopped greenhouse gas emissions from now on. Interview

 

 

 

 

 

Foto: D. Ausserhofer On occasion of the Science Year 2016*2017 Seas and Oceans, Prof Jochem Marotzke explains what effects the ocean has on climate and weather and how it changes. Initiates file downloadInterview

 

 

 

Scientists from Max Planck Society and Harvard University, including Prof Jochem Marotzke from Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, use a climate game and a game theory model to show that people prefer representatives who adopt an extortionate strategy in negotiations.

Opens external link in current windowInterview Radio Q, Campusradio Uni Münster, with Prof Jochem Marotzke

 

 

Foto: Torsten Heller, AF Expeditionen Might the Arctic be free of ice soon? Dr. Dirk Notz studies the changes in arctic sea ice and explains coherences. Opens external link in current windowInterview


 

 

 

Dr Wolfgang Müller from MPI-M explains the pacific decadal oscillation. Opens external link in current windowInterview

Dr Florian Rauser from MPI-M talks about a challenge in climate modelling: a resolution of 100 meters. Opens external link in current windowInterview

How long does it take for CO2 to be reduced? Prof Martin Claussen and Prof Victor Brovkin take a look into the future. Opens external link in current windowInterview


What role do clouds play in the climate system? Radio Ecoshock interviewed Bjorn Stevens, director at MPI-M about his paper “Rethinking the Lower Bound on Aerosol Radiative Forcing”. Opens external link in current windowInterview (in English)

The radio station DRadio Wissen asked what would happen to climate if mankind would vanish from Earth immediately. Dr. Dirk Notz from MPI-M illustrates different scenarios. Opens external link in current windowInterview

Arctic sea ice is melting while Antarctic sea ice is incresing over the last decades. Dr. Dirk Notz (MPI-M) explains how that could happen. Opens external link in current windowInterview

Will the Arctic be ice-free during the summer by the end of the century? Which influence does the Arctic have on the climate? Dr. Dirk Notz from MPI-M explains correlations. Opens external link in current windowInterview

Scientists at MPI-M demonstrate that ocean acidification may amplify global warming through the biogenic production of the marine sulfur component dimethylsulphide (DMS). Lead author Dr. Katharina Six explains the results.
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Was climate change to blame for the flood that occured in Germany in June 2013? Dr. Stefan Hagemann from MPI-M provides answers in an interview "Hochwasser durch den Klimawandel?". Opens external link in current windowInterview

Since approx. 15 years the global mean temperature seems to be stagnating despite increasing CO2-concentrations. MPI-M Director Prof. Dr. Jochem Marotzke explains coherences. Opens external link in current windowInterview

Could the Sahara become green again? How do changes in Earth´s orbit and climate change influence the area? The research group of MPI-M Director Prof. Dr. Claußen addresses these questions. Opens external link in current windowInterview