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Beneath us, the deluge? Climate change and global inequality

Lecture and discussion with PIK-scientist Stefan Rahmstorf. "The human-made climate change is one of the biggest global challenges of our time. Future scenarios based on climate data indicate, that livelihoods of more and more people are in danger due to extreme droughts, floods, storms or sea-level rise. The risks for our social order and the expected costs for the adaptation to climate change impacts for communities and countries are scarcely assessable. All this is well known to politicians and the public. Nevertheless we don't change our behaviour, stay tied to our routines or even intensify them, as we drill deeper and deeper for oil, coal and gas to burn even more of it. Are the data and projections about climate change exaggerated or does the emerging global crisis not hit all of us to the same extent? Prof. Dr. Stefan Rahmstorf, climatologist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and Prof. Dr. Stephan Lessenich, sociologist at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, address these questions from different perspectives in their lectures, and in the following join in a panel discussion about challenges and opportunities." The event will be held in German language without translation. The entrance is free, registration is requested.
When Apr 19, 2018
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden, Großer Saal, Lingnerplatz 1, 01069 Dresden
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