Further Links and Material

On this page you will find a collection of external links for basic knowledge, frequently asked questions and educational offers/materials on the subject of climate and climate change.

Basic Knowledge and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Klimafakten [DE] – In addition to an overview of basic knowledge the German platform offers a very useful collection of frequently asked questions with comprehensible and at the same time scientifically sound answers (only in german).
  • SkepticalScience – The English partner website of the Klimafakten platform provides (even) more detailed and complex/comprehensive information.
  • German Environment Agency (UBA): Climate and energy – On this topics page, the UBA offers basic knowledge on climate change and adaptation, and shows how the climate relates to politics and energy policy. The German version of the page also has answers to a list of frequently asked questions [DE], and a section “UBA answers to popular skeptical arguments” [DE] to strengthen the argumentative toolkit (only in german).
  • German Climate Consortium (DKK): Climate Topics – The DKK, an association of climate research institutions, provides basic facts on climate change and background information on climate research on this topic page, as well as in-depth information on individual topics.
  • Klimanavigator – The internet portal of a cooperation project of many German climate research institutions, including member organizations of the DKK, contains dossiers on various thematic focal points of climate research.
  • German Weather Service (DWD): Climate and environment - On this page, the DWD provides an overview of the topic of climate change, in particular climate projections for Germany. On their German page, the DWD's weather lexicon [DE] is also a good place to look up technical terms from climate and weather research (only in german).
  • NASA: Climate – NASA's elaborately designed topic page on climate change provides an overview of the current status of climate “vital signs” (temperature, CO, sea level, etc.), as well as background information and answers to key questions.
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – For those who want to delve a little deeper, the IPCC provides a number of its reports (or summaries of them for political decision-makers) on its website alongside its key messages.

Interesting Visualizations

For those learning, teaching or interested [DE]

Additional interesting resources

  • Klimalounge [DE] – PIK's climate researcher Stefan Rahmstorf maintains this very informative and entertaining blog, in which he regularly addresses current research topics or social discourse on climate change (only in german). Using the search function, you can find a number of other articles on various topics.
  • Climate Action Tracker – This site provides an overview of expected global warming based on intergovernmental commitments and current policies.
  • German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU): Publications – On this page, the WBGU provides reports, policy papers and factsheets for download as PDFs.
  • MCC Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change – The Institute provides interesting articles on relevant problem solutions on its website.
  • RealClimate – The site offers a very extensive list of blog posts, including on more specific topics. A search function is available if required.