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.
How much energy is required to sustain our modern lifestyles? Can this amount be generated from renewable sources? What means of energy production are available, and how large is the potential contribution of each? According to Professor Christian Holler, everyone who wishes to contribute to the debate on one of the most urgent issues of our time must understand the basics of energy. Only then can society as a whole decide how much energy should be consumed in the future, and where that energy should come from
Prof. Dr. Christian Holler studied Physics at LMU and did his doctoral research in Radio Astronomy (1999-2003) at Cambridge University. He now teaches at Munich's University of Applied Sciences.
For full details of the lecture series, together with information on how to register for the program, see the corresponding webpage