High impacts, high risks: Further steps to curb climate change? Lecture by PD Dr. Mark Lawrence, Scientific Director IASS, February 27, 2013

In order to mitigate climate change, actions apart from the reduction of CO 2 emissions are increasingly discussed. Approximately half of the global warming is due to climate-forcing substances such as soot, methane and ozone – without their reduction, the 2°C goal cannot be kept. In addition, there are now many proposals for interventions into the climate system, called “climate engineering” or “geo-engineering”. However: Are these methods effective or do they trigger new problems? Which risks will they pose and which opportunities will they offer? In the lecture series “Potsdamer Köpfe im ...

 

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