For the fourth summer, Potsdam's most beautiful places transform into cultural meeting points, and parks and gardens become stages for a manifold program. This July, also the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) serves as an event location within the state capital's literary festival. As it's run-up, PIK-director John Schellnhuber reads from "Self-combustion", his new major book on the climate crisis, and subsequently discusses with the writer Karen Duve ("Power", 2016) about perspectives for the future of humankind. Event in German language, tickets available online.
How to translate scientific knowledge about climate change impacts into adaptation strategies? The Competence Center for Climate Impacts and Adaptation (KomPass) at the German Federal Environment Agency deals with this question and celebrates its 10th anniversary now. The symposium on this occasion shall provide the possibility to exchange and network. PIK-scientist Fritz Reusswig here speaks about social perspectives of climate change adaptation and discusses with other exerts about transformative adaptation as a challenge for research and practice. Event in German language, registration is necessary.
Discussion. Within the yearly network event "Forum Science and Society" of the Potsdam Research Network, PIK-scientist Hermann Lotze-Campen and other experts discuss about the questions: How can we eat healthy while consuming sustainably? Which food production models are future-proof on regional and global scales? Can scientific and political impulses influence our eating habits? With following public discussion and subsequent standing reception, event in German.
On a mild June evening, dozens of scientific institutions in Berlin and Potsdam are yearly opening their doors for the public. With interactive events, they fascinate the people for their work and current research results. The Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) is going to take part again. How does climate science work? How do the scientists succeed to glance into the future? visit us at the Telgraph Hill in Potsdam and learn, what global warming means for the world and for the region. For young and old, tickets available on-site. Event in German language.
"In the years to come, migration dynamics will change as a consequence of climate change. Natural disasters such as cyclones, floods, droughts and the rising sea level already threaten food security in some regions of the world and are a major influence in spreading vector-borne diseases." The Conference on Climate Change, Health & Migration organised by the Centre Virchow-Villermé for Public Health by the Charité Berlin and the Université de Sorbonne Paris aims to unite scientists and experts to better understand the health issues of climate migration, through a transdisciplinary approach. On this occasion, PIK-scientist Jacob Schewe speaks about climate change impacts in the 21st century to emphasize the significance of the topic. Registration is necessary.
The Night of Ideas - a night of encounter and exchange between scientists, inventors, artists and entrepreneurs from Germany and France: "In these moved times, in which our refernce points become blurred, new utopias are awakening, as well as new fears, questions of identity emerge and the question about our future is flashing more than ever before, more intellectuals, writers, scientists ans artists deal in different ways with the topic future." PIK-scientist Stefan Rahmstorf speaks on this occasion considering a PIK-study from last year about the question: Is the Gukf Stream Weakening? Event in German language.
Lecture with discussion. In the course of this year's Mercator Climate Lecture, Jeffrey Sachs, economist, senior UN advisor and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, will give the keynote under the heading "The World in 2050 - Towards Sustainable Development and Deep Decarbonization". The lecture will be followed by a discussion with PIK's chief economist Ottmar Edenhofer. The entrance is free, registration is necessary.
This year's annual Geography Day by the Institute for Geography of the Humboldt-University of Berlin runs under the topic Climate Change and Migration. Fitting perfectly to the topic, PIK-director John Schellnhuber will read from Self-combustion, his major book on the climate crisis, among other speeches. Event in German, no registration necessary.
On the occasion of the biennal exhibition of architecture in Venice, the Association of German Architects organizes a matinée under the motto "Humanity on the move". This is also the title of the current flagship report of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) about the transformative power of cities. PIK-director John Schellnhuber ist co-chairman of the council and discusses with other experts about the topic within the symposium. Before, the German environment minister Barbara Hendricks speaks about integration as a challenge for cities and architecture. Event in German language, registration necessary.
Lecture. After the successful Climate Summit in Paris end of the last year, the question is emerging which consequences the negotiated contract will have for Germany and its Energiewende. With his opening lecture "Climate, Change and Moral" at the 13. Baden-Badener Energiegespräche, PIK-director Hans Joachim Schellnhuber gives an introduction into the topic. Event in German, registration is necessary.
Reboot of the acclaimed online-course: leading German climate scientists explain climate change and its impacts in a free interdisciplinary Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for everyone. 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. Hermann Lotze-Campen, Susanne Grossmann-Clarke and Manfred Stock from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research contribute input on the impacts of climate change in Germany and worldwide, the risks of sudden and irreversible changes and more. Free registration requested, course in German.
Lecture with following discussion. For more than three decades, John Schellnhuber explores humanity's problem of climate change. Account of the state of research, life story, eco-manifest: all this is his new major book on the climate crisis. In the auditorium of the Augustinum Kleinmachnow, the PIK-director presents his work and gives an insight into the state of research on climate change. The entrance is free, event in German language.
Lecture. Under the motto "What we can do in Singen for climate protection", the city of Singen invites to the first regional climate summit in April. With his lecture "After Paris: are we getting to grips with the climate aims?", PIK-scientist Stefan Rahmstorf provides expert input about the topic. The event is in German, no regsitration necessary.
In context of Girls' Day 2016, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research opens its doors for the next generation. Pupils from the age of twelve will have the chance to be fascinated for natural sciences by leading female scientists of our institute. There will be the possibility to explore Telegraphenberg, try research tools for the study of weather and climate, and ask the scientists questions about their work and profession. A registration on the website of the organizer is required, see below.
Lecture. Within the Germany-wide ZukunftsTour 2015, there will be a political discussion in Leipzig about the topic: "Our environment, our energy - Saxony's contribution to a sustainable world". After official greetings by Saxony's Prime Minister Tillich and by the German Development Minister Müller, PIK-director Hans Joachim Schellnhuber will give input about climate and environment. Registration necessary, lecture in German.
Account of the state of research, life story, eco-manifest: all this is John Schellnhuber's new major book on the climate crisis. With "Self-Combustion", he is nominated for the prize in the categrory nonfiction at the Book-Fair Leipzig 2016. At the first day of the exihibtion between 12 and 1pm, the nominated in the category are presented, from 4pm the festive ceremony starts.
Reading. Account of the state of research, life story, eco-manifest: all this is John Schellnhuber's new major book on the climate crisis. With "Self-Combustion", he is nominated for the prize in the categrory nonfiction at the Book-Fair Leipzig 2016. Shortly before the award ceremony, the PIK-director and the other nominated read from their works. Event in German, entrance is free.
Film screening with following expert talk. Within the Ökofilmtour 2016, the Film Museum Potsdam screens the new movie by Academy Award Winner Luc Jacquet. Telling the story of the polar explorer Claude Lorius, "Ice and the Sky" is a stunning nature experience, an exciting Antarctic adventure and a touching plea for climate protection. Afterwards, PIK-scientist Anders Levermann discusses about the state of affairs in climate science in an expert talk. Screening and discussion in German, registration necessary.
Discussion. Account of the state of research, life story, eco-manifest: all this is John Schellnhuber's new major book on the climate crisis. Shortly after the UN Climate Conference in Paris, the PIK-director discusses with the disaster sociologist Martin Voss about the questions: Do the anticipated apocalyptic scenarios lead to paralysis and fatalism? What is necessary for a profound change of public consciousness? Event in German, registration is necessary.
Discussion. For more than three decades, John Schellnhuber explores humanity's problem of climate change. Account of the state of research, life story, eco-manifest: all this is his new major book on the climate crisis. Together with Prof. Claus Leggewie, the PIK-director explores, whether the politicians took the opportunity for a change of course in Paris. Discuss with two of the most renowned climate experts about the fatal triangular relationship between climate, human and carbon. Registration necessary, event in German language.