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  1. 10.05.2011

    Scientific Dadaism Wins: Sebastian Bathiany at the Bremerhaven Science Slam

    It will take him almost three years to write his dissertation, but he has minutes to convince the audience at the Science Slam of the quality of his scientific topic. Sebastian Bathiany from the Hamburg KlimaCampus at the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI) is the winner of the second Science...

  2. 06.05.2011

    Should Climate Researchers Engage in Politics?

    Not as far as Prof. Hans von Storch is concerned. At a discussion on Wednesday evening at the KlimaCampus, the director of the Institute for Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht explained, “It is the purpose of science to contribute to knowledge. This knowledge can be used to help...

  3. 21.04.2011

    The World’s Fleet of Cars is Growing – And CO2 emissions with it

    Passenger car travel is a significant contributor to the total emissions of greenhouse gases and thus, to climate change. Worldwide, emissions from cars increased by almost 45 percent between 1990 and 2007 alone. Concepts for a sustainable means of mobility are therefore needed.

  4. 21.04.2011

    Climate change up close

    On Tuesday and Wednesday representatives of the group „Climate Wise Women“ visited the KlimaCampus. The organization gives a platform to women who are already affected today by droughts, flooding and sea level rise and confronted with the consequences for food production, health or forced...

  5. 20.04.2011

    World’s Largest Conference on Geography: KlimaCampus Researchers in Seattle

    New developments and results were in focus at the world’s largest conference on geography in Seattle. At this year’s meeting of the “Association of American Geographers“ (AAG), from April 12th to the 16th, around 7,000 scientists and researchers from around the world compared notes. The KlimaCampus’...

  6. 13.04.2011

    KlimaCampus at the "Extreme Weather Congress"

    Yesterday, the sixth "Extreme Weather Congress" opened at the main building of the University of Hamburg with a press conference. The KlimaCampus is significantly present, with scientific lectures and an exhibition on urban climate and extreme weather.

  7. 11.04.2011

    Guest lecture: Migration, climate change and peace building

    How is migration related to climate change and security? One very interesting and under-researched aspect of this complex relationship was the topic of the talk by Dr. Papa Sow on Co-Development practices in West Africa and their implication on climate mitigation/adaptation and peace building.

  8. 06.04.2011

    Tips, first hand: How to survive your dissertation

    Doctoral students have a lot of questions at the beginning of work on their dissertation: How does one write scientifically? How do I get my articles published? How can I build up a network of contacts? And what does interdisciplinary work entail? To answer these questions, students from the SICSS...

  9. 01.04.2011

    Regional Conference on Adapting to Climate Change

    Relating his parable “A Baby in the Bathtub – When will the floor get wet?” Prof. Hans von Storch, Director of the Institute for Coastal Research in Geesthacht and member of the Cluster of Excellence CliSAP, made a vivid contribution to the conference, clarifying some of climate’s complex...