Modell-UN-Klimakonferenz endet mit einem Kompromiss

Vom 7. bis 9. Dezember 2009 fand am Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie eine Modell-UN-Klimakonferenz statt. Drei Tage lang wurde der „echte“ Weltklimagipfel in Kopenhagen nachgestellt: Jeder Teilnehmer repräsentierte die Delegation eines Vertragsstaates und auch der Ablauf der Modell-Konferenz war eng an das Prozedere der UN-Konferenz angelehnt....

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Nach mir die Sintflut - Ergebnis eines Public Goods Games zum Thema Klimaschutz

Beim Klimagipfel in Kopenhagen ist die Politik gefordert, verbindliche Klimaziele festzulegen. Denn Freiwilligkeit führt beim Klimaschutz nicht zum Ziel, wie ein interaktives Computerspiel veranschaulicht.

 

Vom 7. bis 18. Dezember tagen Regierungschefs in Kopenhagen, um ein Nachfolgeabkommen für das Kyoto-Protokoll zu vereinbaren. Bis 2050 muss...

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Model U.N. Climate Change Conference at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP15 will take place at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, between 7 and 18 December 2009. The conference includes the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the 5th Meeting of the Parties (COP/MOP5) to the Kyoto Protocol....

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3. Nacht des Wissens in Hamburg - KlimaCampus öffnet seine Pforten für Nachtschwärmer

Die dunkle Jahreszeit für eine ganz besondere Entdeckungsreise nutzen: Diese Möglichkeit bietet die Hamburger "Nacht des Wissens" am Samstag, 7.  November 2009. Rund 60 wissenschaftliche Einrichtungen geben Einblicke in die faszinierende Welt der Wissenschaft und Forschung. Auch der KlimaCampus lädt die Hamburger Nachtschwärmer zu spannenden...

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Similar Early Warning Signals of Change in Climate, Ecosystems, Financial Markets, Human Health

It is becoming increasingly clear that many complex systems have critical thresholds, or tipping points, where the system shifts abruptly from one state to another. Predicting such critical points before they are reached is invaluable but extremely difficult. An international team of scientists led by Marten Scheffer from Wageningen ...

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Do Dust Particles Curb Climate Change?

Meteorologists urge new research on the influence of aerosols

A knowledge gap exists in the area of climate research: for decades, scientists have been asking themselves whether and to what extent man-made aerosols, that is dust particles suspended in the atmosphere, enlarge the cloud cover and thus curb climate warming. Research has made...

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CLAVIER project - tackling climate change in Central and Eastern Europe

In the CLAVIER project (Climate Change and Variability: Impact on Central and Eastern Europe) an international and interdisciplinary team of researchers was investigating possible impacts of climate change on Central and Eastern Europe. The three countries Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria were examined in detail.

 

The project addressed the...

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Erich Roeckner honoured with a Symposium in Hamburg

Dr. Erich Roeckner from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) in Hamburg, Germany, has been honoured with a scientific symposium on the occasion of his retirement to honour and extend his contribution to climate modelling in Hamburg. Scientists and companions were invited to join and program the symposium “Modelling the general...

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Daniela Jacob appointed Professor at the University of Bergen

Dr. Daniela Jacob, Deputy of the Department “Atmosphere in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), has been appointed to a Professor II position ("adjunct professor") at the University of Bergen, Norway.


The part-time position in Regional Climate Change at the Geophysical Institute, Faculty of Mathematics and...

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1. Climate Week/Climate Night in Hamburg: MPI-M and DKRZ present stand and climate globe

From 19 to 26 September 2009 the shopping mall Europa Passage, located in the city centre of Hamburg, will turn into a climate theme park: during the 1. Hamburg Climate Week / Climate Night 40 participants will present more than 60 actions and attractions all dealing with climate and climate change. The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology...

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