1. 01.10.2018

    “It’s not enough to gather climate data”

    Just a few days ago, the German Research Foundation gave the green light: the Cluster of Excellence “Climate, Climatic Change, and Society” (CliCCS) will receive seven years of funding, starting in 2019. And researchers are already discussing key related aspects, e.g. in the recent workshop on...

  2. 10.09.2018

    Marine algae: Defying climate change on a rollercoaster

    Half of the oxygen we breathe comes from the ocean. Minute algae, known as diatoms, produce this oxygen. At the same time, they are also the basis of the entire food chain in the ocean. Climate change is altering their habitat, but what effect is it having on these tiny powerhouses?

  3. 16.08.2018

    Fresh business ideas on climate change

    Europe’s largest summer school: for the third time, “The Journey,” organized by the EU “Climate-KIC” initiative is stopping off in Hamburg. In just five weeks, roughly 50 participants will develop business ideas that address climate change and its effects. A total of 440 master’s students and career...

  4. 09.08.2018

    Climate Adaptation Begins in the Mind

    In many regions, adaptation to climate change is necessary, but nothing is happening. Why not? I went searching for answers in Cornwall, where the local cliffs are steadily crumbling, yet no one is lifting a finger.

    By Vera Köpsel

  5. 30.07.2018

    The Hamburg Code for global warming

    Dr. Christian Franzke from the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) has for the first time, depicted the annual mean temperatures for Hamburg in the form of a bar code - inspired by the “warming stripes” introduced by the British climate researcher Ed Hawkins. Franzke’s...

  6. 19.07.2018

    International Summer School: Experiencing climate research firsthand

    Learning how to understand our climate from experts? Digging in a bog to gather field data? Universität Hamburg’s international Summer School “Climate Change” offers young scientists the chance to experience four weeks of climate research in Hamburg. In the following, three participants share their...