In 2030 our world will be a different one. Scientists forecast that this present decade will witness a more pronounced change in the climate than any we have yet seen. Episodes of extreme weather of all kinds will become more common, the rate of biodiversity loss will increase, water resources will decline, harvests will become less secure and an increase in migration flows will inevitably follow. How humans react to global warming in the coming decade will decide whether or not our planet's climate can be returned to a stable state.
Education will have a major role to play in promoting the transformation of society that is required to tackle the issue effectively, giving future generations a fair chance to make the necessary adjustments in their turn. An online series of interdisciplinary lectures given by researchers at LMU and other experts in relevant fields will focus on possible ways of successfully responding to the challenge.
Prof. Dr. Volker Quaschning specializes in Engineering Sciences and is Professor of Regenerative Energy Systems at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) in Berlin. He is one of Germany's foremost experts in sustainable energy production and the transition to sustainable energy sources, and a founding member of Scientists for Future. His book on Renewable Energy Technologies and the Future of Our Climate (Erneuerbare Energien und Klimaschutz) is now in its fifth edition. His website on regenerative energy technologies and their potential contribution to the mitigation of climate change is one of the most popular in Germany. His research and outreach activities have been recognized by, among other awards, the HTW Berlin's Prize for Science Commmunication and the German Solar Prize.
For full details of the lecture series, together with information on how to register for the program, see the corresponding webpage