Headphones in, volume up: PIK in Podcasts

PIK expertise is requested in a great variety of podcasts. Lend us your ear and gain insight into a selection of the latest audio productions featuring PIK scientists from Johan Rockström to Stefan Rahmstorf, Ricarda Winkelmann and many more.
Headphones in, volume up: PIK in Podcasts
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Barbora Seova im PIK-Pocdast: Kein Weg zurück? Wie der Klimawandel Migration vorantreibt (März 2022, englisch)

Climate change makes people lose their homes. Barbora Sedova in dialogue with Chris Hodder, the first UN Climate Security and Environmental Advisor to Somalia, on climate change and its impacts on migration, displacement and even conflict.

Doctoral Researcher Mats Mahnken featured in the podcast Datenaffaire: Can we save the climate with trees? (February 2022, German)

Can we use trees as carbon storage? Does that work better in the forest or as a building material in houses? Mats Mahnken tries to find out how forest growth occurs in climate change. To do this, he uses simulation models – in this episode he discusses where the data on the forest comes from and how a forest should be composed.

Anders Levermann featured in Morgan Stanleys Podcast Now, What's Next? - Trouble Brewing Along the Coffee Supply Chain (February 2022, English)

In this episode, Luiz Araripe, a Brazilian coffee exporter, talks about problems in coffee farming caused by droughts and frosts. Anders Levermann explains how changing weather will affect the global coffee supply chain and even more complicated commodities.

Stefan Rahmstorf featurded in „Zeitfragen" Podcast at DLF: What does plastic in the ocean have to do with global warming? (January 2022, German)

Everything is connected with everything. Our planet knows no boundaries, neither in the ocean nor in the atmosphere. Water and wind can circle the entire hemisphere on winding paths. These paths are also made visible by squeaky ducks that landed in the ocean 30 years ago. Researchers have been following their route through the world's oceans for decades. What they discover in the process worries them.

Ottmar Edenhofer featured in NDR Podcast Mission Klima - Solutions to the crisis: „How every individual can save CO2" (January 2022, German)

What is the best way to avoid CO2 in everyday life, what can each individual do for the climate? NDR discusses these and other questions about CO2 emissions with PIK Director Ottmar Edenhofer in the "Mission Climate" podcast. Keeping track of CO2 emissions is difficult. It could be easier if the price of a product also reflected the cost to the climate. Link: NDR Podcast: #12 Wie jeder Einzelne CO2 einsparen kann

Fabian Stenzel featured in Climate Podcast ReNews (January 2022, German)

What will happen to individual systems on Earth if global warming continues and CO2 emissions do not decrease? How can we remove CO2 from the atmosphere again and store it? And what are the risks of this technology? In this context, Fabian Stenzel explains the terms "tipping point" and "planetary boundaries".

Christoph Gornott featured in Klimalabor at ntv: How do we save the earth?
(January 2022, German)

Many regions in Africa are suffering from climate change. Temperatures are high and rising, water is scarce. How will this affect agriculture? We don't know exactly, because while thousands of studies are looking into this question in Europe and North America, there is not a single study in some African regions. That's what Christoph Gornott tells ntv's „Klimalabor" (Climate Lab).

Stefan Rahmstorf featured in Kritisches Denken (December 2021, German)

In this episode of the Kritisches Denken (critical thinking) podcast, Stefan Rahmstorf explains, among other things, basic mechanisms of the climate crisis, the long-term consequences of CO2 in the atmosphere, and the consequences of global warming.

Wolfgang Lucht featured in Tagesspiegel Podcast Gradmesser (December 2021, German)

Germany is exceeding the 1.5-degree limit and is blowing its CO2 budget far too quickly. What this means, how a global CO2 budget can be calculated at all and much more is explained by Wolfgang Lucht in the Gradmesser Podcast of Tagesspiegel.

Kira Vinke featured in Tagesspiegel Podcast Gradmesser (December 2021, German)

In the Gradmesser Podcast, Kira Vinke talks about her experience on the Marshall Islands and in Burkina Faso, where people are already massively threatened by climate change. She says why the dying corals are also a problem for Germany, what she thinks of the coalition agreement - and why, despite the global problem of the climate crisis, it always comes down to the individual.

Hermann Lotze-Campen featured in PIK Podcast: On a Plate of Sustainability with Chef Megha Kohli (December 2021, English)

From cauliflower to climate change, chef Megha Kohli from New Delhi, India, and Hermann Lotze-Campen from Potsdam talk about what's going on in our current food system.

Torsten Albrecht featured in SPIEGEL Klimabericht-Podcast (November 2021, German)

Will the ecological turnaround succeed? Which political ideas and economic innovations are convincing? And how are the people doing who are affected by it? These are the questions posed by SPIEGEL's Klimabericht (climate report) podcast. In this episode, Torsten Albrecht talks about climate tipping points. Can our climate really just "tip" like that? How crucial are the "tipping points" and how close are they? What would be the consequences and could they be prevented?

Julia Blocher featured in The Climate Pod (November 2021, English)

The Climate Pod is a wide-ranging conversation with leading experts on the politics, economics, activism, culture, science, and social justice issues at the heart of the climate crisis. In this episode, Julia Blocher explains why global migration policy is crucial to adaptation in the face of climate change.

Nico Wunderling featured in Radio Ecoshock (November 2021, English)

When climate tips, ice caps, rainforests and ocean currents shift to a greenhouse world, with no going back. Nico Wunderling reveals tipping points can cascade, bringing extreme disruptions sooner.
Listen at: Radio Ecoshock - Cascading Tipping Points

Friederike Otto and Stefan Rahmstorf featured in PIK Podcast Sustain Ability: Hotter, wetter, drier: the science behind extreme weather events (October 2021, English)

The new edition of the Sustain Ability Podcast from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) focuses on extreme weather events. Friederike Otto and Stefan Rahmstorf discuss the science of attribution, areas of uncertainty, and economic costs of extreme events. They also provide insights into their experiences with changing public opinion on climate change, the art of science communication, and what drives them in their personal scientific engagement with extreme weather events.

Stefan Rahmstorf in the podcast Let's Talk Change: The world before the climate summit - do we even understand what we are negotiating? (October 2022, German)

At the start of COP26, Stefan Rahmstorf speaks with David Wortmann (Podcast Let's Talk Change, Founder DWReco) about the global climate situation, the expectations of climate science regarding the results of COP26 and Rahmstorf's experiences as a scientist in communicating with politicians and the public.

Jonathan Donges in "Nachgefragt Podcast - The skeptical Talk" (September 2021, German)

What does the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) say about the climate crisis? PIK researcher Jonathan Donges talks about weather extremes, global warming and tipping points in the "Nachgefragt Podcast (The Skeptical Talk)" and explains what the IPCC actually is - listen!

Nico Wunderling in the energy revolution Podcast enPower (August 2021, German)

In the energy revolution Podcast enPower, Nico Wunderling talks about tipping elements of the climate and which interactions they have with each other. And he reports on the latest research results in this field.

Stefan Rahmstorf featured in RND podcast (July 2021, German)

Stefan Rahmstorf talks about the current state of climate research, why the Gulf Stream is slowing down and why it is more important than ever to adapt to the changes. He also explains the role of climate science, whether we can still meet the 1.5-degree target - and what happens if we don't.

Sabine Gabrysch featured in Deutschlandfunk (July 2021, German)

Sabine Gabrysch talks about the wide variety of health consequences that could result from extreme weather events and explains why protecting the climate is also a huge opportunity for our health. Listen at: Deutschlandfunk - Climate change from a medical perspective

Dieter Gerten featured in FAZ podcast (July 2021, German)

This podcast investigates the flooding disaster in Western Germany.

Johan Rockström in conversation with Michael Liebreich, Cleaning Up Podcast
(July 2021, English)

Johan Rockström talks with Michael Liebreich about the concept of the Planetary Boundaries, his Netflix Documentary 'Breaking Boundaries', tipping points and much more.

Ottmar Edenhofer in conversation with Martin Daum, Daimler Podcast (June 2021, English)

In this episode, Martin Daum, Head of Daimler Trucks & Buses, speaks with Ottmar Edenhofer about carbon pricing as a measure to combat climate change.

Johan Rockström featured in Outrage & Optimism podcast (June 2021, English)

A live recording of the event “Breaking Boundaries, Post Growth & The Future We Choose” with Johan Rockström and Tim Jackson, Director of The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity at the University of Surrey. This podcast is all about "a sobering, gripping, and stubbornly optimistic conversation about the most decisive decade in human history. How can we change the stories we tell ourselves, to engage, inspire and empower people toward climate action?"

Maria Martin featured in Pinselohr Podcast (June 2021, German)

Maria Martin explains to a young reporter what everybody, children included, can do to fight climate change and safeguard our planet.

John Schellnhuber in conversation with Tilo Jung, Jung & Naiv (June 2021, German)

John Schellnhuber gives insight into the beginnings of his career, the founding of PIK, climate change, wood as the material of choice for construction processes and much more.

Christoph Gornott featured in 55Countries Podcast (June 2021, German)

The 55 countries in Africa have contributed hardly any CO2 emissions to the atmosphere in recent decades. Nevertheless, they suffer disproportionately from the consequences of climate change. What does the climate crisis mean for people in Africa? Christoph Gornott talks about this and more.

Johan Rockström in conversation with Frans Timmermans & Alan Matthews
(May 2021, English)

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) has launched its very own podcast. The dialogue series ‘Sustain Ability. The Potsdam Dialogues - Science for a Safe Tomorrow’ brings together leading thinkers and doers to discuss how to stabilize our climate and advance the transition to sustainability. Frans Timmermans, EU Commission Vice President, Alan Matthews, Professor Emeritus of European Agricultural Policy at Trinity College, and Johan Rockström discuss the future of farming: can the new EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) meet the climate challenge?

Kira Vinke in conversation with Claudia Roth (May 2020, German)

Kira Vinke is a guest on Claudia Roth's podcast Stelldichein. The two talk with host Horst Thieme about global consequences of climate change. Using the Pacific region as an example, it becomes clear that many people are already affected by climate change, although they have hardly any part in global warming.

Ricarda Winkelmann featured in Tagesschau Podcast (February 2021, German)

Let's assume that all glaciers melt. How high will sea levels rise then? Will islands and coastal towns sink? And what will it look like in the Alps? Ricarda Winkelmann and other scientists give insight.

Marc Wiedermann im Scientistst for Future Podcast (November 2020, deutsch)

Marc Wiedermann spricht über das Zusammenspiel sozialer und physikalischer „Tipping Points“ - sogenannten Kippelementen des Klimas.

Stefan Rahmstorf in conversation with Luisa Neubauer (November 2020, German)

In an interview with Luisa Neubauer, Stefan Rahmstorf explains how serious things actually are for our planet and what devastating consequences the climate crisis is already having for all of us.

Sabine Gabrysch featured in Talking Science podcast (October 2020, German)

Sick planet - sick people? Sabine Gabrysch and Martina Schäfer discuss the connections between climate and health protection. Listen at: rbb - Hotter than it cooks - How climate change affects our health

Ottmar Edenhofer in conversation with Tilo Jung, Jung & Naiv (September 2020, German)

This video podcast is all about Ottmar Edenhofer's career path, the current set-up at PIK, CO2 emission trading and why the CO2 price is so important when it comes to fight climate change on a global scale.

Jobst Heitzig im Gespräch mit der Musiktheaterregisseurin und Autorin Therese Schmidt (August 2020, deutsch)

Jobst Heitzig und Therese Schmidt sprechen über den Klimawandel, dessen unmittelbare und zukünftige Auswirkungen sowie über mögliche künstlerische Transformationen.

Johan Rockström in conversation with XavierDe La Rue, 5 episodes (June 2020,  English)

The Sustainability Dialogues is a podcast by mountain snowboarder Xavier De Le Rue where he interviews Johan Rockström about the climate crisis, extreme weather patterns and some of the things we can do to make a difference.

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