Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Additional links to frequently asked questions


Climate Knowledge provided by the German Climate Consortium DKK (Deutsches Klima-Konsortium ), an alliance of climate sciences institutions (with a glossary, an overview of the research landscape in Germany, a chronology of climate policy and a list of the relevant actors).

Klimanavigator - Internet portal of a collaborative project of many German institutions of climate science, including the member organizations of the DKK.
Sorry, no English version available yet.

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg offers answers to many questions (from "What is the difference between weather and climate?" to "Is the number of tropical storms increasing?")

The Umweltbundesamt (UBA) answers frequent questions on climate change taken directly from the chapters of the underlying Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Information from the Federal Environment Agency UBA (Umweltbundesamt), including answers to popular arguments used by climate sceptics).

The website RealClimate gives an extensive list of topics with articles focused on reporting on current scientific publications

The Mercator Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change offers a series of policy briefs covering topics related to solutions to the climate problem.

Global Climate Change by NASA

National Research Council US-National Academies Videos


Further material

Reports, Policypaper and Factsheets of German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) to download as PDFs.

The EAT-Lancet report on sustainable food systems discusses how to feed future populations within planetary boundaries.

A scientific take on global biodiversity and ecosystem health can be found in the recent Global Assessment Report from IPBES.

If you want to know how your country is performing on climate mitigation, and what level of global warming is currently projected, take a look at the Climate Action Tracker.