A significant part of our research analyzes social dynamics and regulation mechanisms in response to human-induced climate forcings. Vital questions are: How can we assess climate data brokering and usage by climate actors with a heterogeneous set of motives and incentives? Are climate change hot spots seedbeds for social unrest and violent conflicts? To what extent will droughts and held off precipitation exacerbate conflicts? How are ever better prognoses influencing the global economy? What is the role of individual countries’ media in shaping public understanding and opinion?