Multi-year prediction of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation at 26.5 °N possible

Climate scientists around Dr. Daniela Matei and Prof. Dr. Jochem Marotzke from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and Prof. Dr. Johanna Baehr from Hamburg University's Cluster of Excellence "CliSAP" have now shown for the first time that the strength of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation at 26.5 °N can be skillfully...

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"Climate Change Mitigation Through the Freeloader Effect" - Interview with Jochem Marotzke about the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban

On the occasion of the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, Jochem Marotzke, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, talks about the climate summit’s chances of producing a result and tells us that effective mitigation measures are still within grasp. Jochem Marotzke contributes to the scientific reports of...

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A winning formula for climate change conferences?

The likelihood of damage caused by climate change in the medium term could bring poor and rich countries to effectively reduce carbon dioxide emissions 

 

A global agreement on effective climate change mitigation could be closer to realisation - if the findings of Max Planck scientists are incorporated in negotiations. According to these, success...

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Scientific symposium to honour MPI-M’s founding director Klaus Hasselmann

On 9 and 10 November 2011, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) hosted a scientific symposium with around 150 guests to honour the scientific work of Prof. Dr. Klaus Hasselmann, who founded the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg in 1975 and directed it until his retirement in 1999.

 

Klaus Hasselmann has made...

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Changing Permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in the 21st Century: EU project launch of “PAGE21"

What happens when the vast amounts of carbon stored in Arctic soils are released into the atmosphere? This is the central question of a newly launched EU project named "PAGE21" which brings together field researchers, operators of long-term observatories and modellers from 18 partner institutions. Among them: Dr. Stefan Hagemann from the Max Planck...

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Wissenschaft für Jedermann: Nacht des Wissens am 29.10.2011

Wie faszinierend Wissenschaft sein kann, wird bei der 4. Hamburger "Nacht des Wissens" erleb- und erfahrbar. Rund 50 wissenschaftliche Einrichtungen öffnen am Samstag, den 29. Oktober von 17:00 Uhr bis Mitternacht ihre Türen, um Interessierten ihre Forschungsthemen nahe zu bringen. Mit dabei: die Mitglieder des KlimaCampus sowie Mathematiker der...

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WATCH Project: Researchers Put New Spin on World's Water Cycle

The final report of the Water and Global Change programme (WATCH), an extensive analysis of the world's water resources, was made available on 13 October 2011, significantly expanding our understanding of climate change and land use impacts on the global hydrological cycle. The four-year programme, funded by the European Union Framework Six...

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MPI-M at 3rd Hamburg Climate Week

From 23 to 30 September 2011 Hamburg's city center around the venues Europapassage and Rathausmarkt will again turn into a climate theme park: during the 3rd Hamburg Climate Week / Climate Night more than 100 participants will present many interesting actions and attractions focusing on climate and climate change.

 

The KlimaCampus members -...

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Eingriffe ins Klima - was kann und darf die Wissenschaft? Diskussionsrunde des Max-Planck-Forums in Mainz

Geo Engineering wird heute heiß diskutiert. Denn auf Basis neuer wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse scheinen gezielte Eingriff in globale Klimaprozesse möglich, um die Erwärmung der Erde zu stoppen - von künstlichen Wolken bis zu Sonnensegeln im All. Was wie Fiktion klingt, ist oft tatsächlich schon machbar. Welche Maßnahmen des Geo Engineering es...

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Reimar Lüst to be awarded Jacobs University's first honorary doctorate

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, Jacobs University awards its first honorary doctorate to German astrophysicist and former president of the Max Planck Society Prof. Dr. Reimar Lüst. He will be honored for his outstanding lifetime achievements in the fields of space science and as a science manager.  The honorary doctorate will be bestowed...

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