CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".

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 short-sighted conclusion. In the article, an international team of prominent scientists, led by Prof. Jochem Marotzke from the Max Planck Institute of Meteorology and including Prof. Bjorn Stevens from the same institute, instead argue that climate change makes basic climate research more relevant than ever.

An allegory for unbridled curiosity. Curiosity — as epitomized by The Little Prince — can sharpen our view on Earth's climate.

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Prof. Jochem Marotzke and Prof. Bjorn Stevens are both Principal Investigators of CliSAP.