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

From Methane to Monsoon

Why do climate change sceptics ignore climate change facts?

Prof. Dr. Jörn Behrens, Universität Hamburg | Head of the CliSAP Research Group "Numerical Methods in Geosciences".

Jörn Behrens is an expert for climate simulations. He explains why scientific facts on climate change are sometimes rejected.

Why do different countries have such a hard time finding an agreement in climate talks?

Andreas Schmidt, Universität Hamburg | Doctoral Candidate in the CliSAP Research Group "Media Constructions of Climate Change"

The sociologist Andreas Schmidt explains why climate negotiations are so complicated.

Predicting the weather or climate change, what is the difference?

Prof. Dr. Johanna Baehr, Universität Hamburg | Head of the CliSAP Research Group "Climate System Data Assimilation".

By means of the football premier league, Johanna Baehr explains the difference between weather forecasts and climate projections.

How do growing metropolises influence the climate in their regions?

Prof. Dr. Annette Eschenbach, Universität Hamburg | Principal Investigator of CliSAP.

Annette Eschenbach is an expert in soil sciences. She talks about the effects of climate change in big cities.

Is today's warming different from the past?

Dr. Eduardo Zorita, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht | Principal Investigator of CliSAP.

Eduardo Zorita explains why the medieval times were warmer than today and which factors influence the earth´s temperature.

How important is methane in the climate process?

Dr. Benjamin Runkle, Universität Hamburg | Participating Researcher of the CliSAP Research Group "Regional Hydrology in Terrestrial Systems".

Taking a toothpaste, the soil scientist Ben Runkle explains methane and its influence on climatic changes.

Could it be that the Indian monsoon suddenly ends?

Prof. Dr. Valerio Lucarini, Universität Hamburg | Head of the CliSAP Integrated Activity "Integrated Modeling Activities".

Valerio Lucarini is a meteorologist He describes how climate change could alter the patterns of the monsoon.