Renowned climate scientists explain climate change

08/18/2015 - In the run-up of the international climate negotiations in Paris, leading German climate scientists explain climate change and its impacts in an interdisciplinary Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). In five chapters with short video lectures, animations and pictures they depict the basics of climate science, climate impacts and the ensuing challenges for society. Everyone interested can now register, the course will start in November.
Renowned climate scientists explain climate change
PIK´s Hermann Lotze-Campen explains the impacts of climate change. (Photo: Trailer screenshot)

The first MOOC in German on climate change was jointly developed by the German Klima-Konsortium (DKK) and World Wildlife Fund Germany (WWF). “We would like to bring the insights of climate science into politics, the economy and the broader public. Especially young people are important, because they will be the ones affected by climate change and they are the ones who have to carry and advance change in our society,” says Marie-Luise Beck, Managing Director of the DKK.

Hermann Lotze-Campen, Susanne Grossmann-Clarke and Manfred Stock from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research contributed input on the impacts of climate change in Germany and worldwide, the risks of sudden and irreversible changes and more. Other speakers include Mojib Latif of GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Jochem Marotzke of Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Paul Becker from the German Weather Service and many more.

More information and registration (in German): Weitere Informationen und Anmeldung: