1. 21.02.2017

    Does the Renewable Energy Act really protect the climate?

    In 2017, the amended Renewable Energy Act (EEG) went into effect. The EEG is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the climate. Prof. Dr. Grischa Perino and Dr. Johannes Jarke from the Department of Socioeconomics at Universität Hamburg investigated just how effectively this...

  2. 17.02.2017

    Witnesses of the wind: what the grains of sand in a dune can tell us

    Geologist Sebastian Lindhorst used the sand deposits in a wandering dune on Sylt to reconstruct how hard the wind blew in the past. Where no recordings are available, the secrets locked inside this climate archive can provide reliable information and help make more accurate forecasts concerning...

  3. 09.02.2017

    Weekly news on funding and the international research landscape #5/2017

    This week, we would like to highlight the "Klaus Tschira Prize for Comprehensible Science". It doesn’t matter which nationality you are or where you have received your Phd (before 28 February 2017), but the prize contribution needs to be in German. Details can be found below and online.

  4. 18.01.2017

    Climate Research Must Sharpen its View

    The signing of the Paris agreement in 2015 has encouraged some to conclude that the major questions concerning climate change have at last been answered and that climate science has met its challenges. This, as is argued in a new Perspective article in Nature Climate Change, would be a wrong and...