„Clouds, wind and weather“ is green book of the year

09/26/2012 - For its “lasting impact on ecological awareness in Germany”, PIK-scientist Stefan Rahmstorf´s children´s book “Clouds, wind and weather“ was elected green book of the year 2012 last night. The price is awarded by the German Environment Foundation and the editorial team of “Jahrbuch Ökologie”.
„Clouds, wind and weather“ is green book of the year
Stefan Rahmstorf with the now awarded book.

“Stefan Rahmstorf has written a rich, witty and at the same time fascinating book,” Udo Simonis, editor of “Jahrbuch Ökologie” said. “It addresses children and teenagers, but is very sophisticated.” The book was illustrated by Klaus Ensikat. It explains in a comprehensible way why the world is becoming warmer, how thunder and storms develop or if the wind ever rests – always in relation to climate research.

Rahmstorf chairs one of the research domains at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and does research on sea-level rise. “When I was a student myself I devoured books of popular science and spent endless afternoons at the university library of my hometown Konstanz,” Rahmstorf explains his motivation. “I am happy to pass this enthusiasm on to today´s children and teenagers.”

Stefan Rahmstorf: "Wolken, Wind & Wetter. Alles, was man über Wetter und Klima wissen muss"; illustrated by Klaus Ensikat, Munich: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt 2011, 223 pages, ISBN: 978-3-421-04336-8

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