06 Dec

Science Talks: Science and climate change

Opening hours / Beginning:

7:00 pm

6 December 2022


Online & Große Aula Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 80539 München

The tasks of research to combat a global crisis: Event in the context of the Science Talks

Extreme temperatures, droughts and floods have been a threat to large parts of the world and now also to Europe - not just since the summer heat wave of 2022. Awareness of the threat of accelerating climate change is growing in politics and society: Science plays a key role in this crisis. What approaches can help us not only to understand current and future risks but also to manage them? Where do scientists see opportunities and challenges in public dialogue?


  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Garschagen holds the chair in Human Geography at LMU Munich with a focus on Human Environment Relations. Most recently, he served as a Lead Author in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as well as the Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Cycle.
  • Prof. Dr. Elmar Kriegler is Professor for Integrated Assessment of Climate Change at the University of Potsdam and Head of the Research Department “Transformation Pathways” at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). He is the lead author of several reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The event will be offered in presence as well as online as livestream. The registration link for participation in the livestream will be published on the Science Talks website approximately 14 days before the event.

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