Articles in 2013

Once a month, climate researchers report on their latest findings in the newspaper "Hamburger Abendblatt". Read the articles in 2013:

High Levels of CO2 Emissions Reduce Company Value
Economist Alexander Bassen has analyzed how the emissions trading system affects business enterprises. Read more.

Parents, the Media or Al Gore – who Shapes our Ideas About the Climate?
Ines Schaudel is a communications expert. She has investigated how climate change is perceived from the perspective of media audiences. Read more.

Micro Fossils Provide Information: Is the Level of the North Sea Really Rising?
Gerhard Schmiedl is a micropaleontologist. Fossil foraminifera provide him with important clues about historical sea level changes. Read more.

Hamburg Geo Software Drafts Plan for Africa’s Land Use
Olaf Conrad specializes in geographic information systems (GIS). He has investigated changes in agricultural conditions by means of a GIS-software. Read more.

Optimizing Simulations for Suspended Particles
Mathematician Oliver Kunst has developed methods for shortening climate simulation cycle. Read more.

What’s Fair when it Comes to Environmental Protection?
Sociologist Andreas Schmidt has analyzed varying international perceptions of fairness in handling climate policy. Read more.

How Thick the Cloud Cover Was in 1632? Tree Rings Hold the Answer
Paleoclimatologist Eduardo Zorita explains how to identify climate-relevant hints about historical cloud coverage in tree rings. Read more.

Warm-Water Plankton Species Are Profiting From Climate Change
Ralph Rösner is a biologist. His doctoral dissertation analyzes how climate change has affected the Plußsee, a lake in Schleswig-Holstein. Read more.

Credibility of Climate Campaigns From Energy Companies
Inga Schlichting is a communications specialist. Her research focuses on the question whether climate campaigns help energy corporations establish a positive image. Read more (in German only).

Why Governments Are Reluctant to Climate Protection – and Act Rational Thereby
Michael Funke is a professor of macroeconomics and quantitative economic policy at Universität Hamburg and research fellow at the CESifo Group Munich. Read more (in German only).