“Science Talks” at LMU: science and climate change

29 Nov 2022

The third event in the Science Talks series addresses the roles of research in combating global climate change.

Extreme temperatures, catastrophic droughts and flooding – the consequences of climate change are threatening large parts of the world and have also reached Europe. Science plays a key role in understanding and dealing with this global crisis. Which approaches can help not only to understand, but also to manage current and future risks? Where do scientists see opportunities and challenges in public dialog?

These questions will be explored at a panel discussion on 6 December 2022 as part of LMU’s Science Talks series.

Panel discussion

“Science and climate change: The roles of research in combating a global crisis”

Tuesday, 6 December 2022

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

at the Great Aula, LMU main building. and as a livestream

For attending the event in person, registration is not required.


Further Informationen on the Science Talks


The Science Talks are being held in German. A recording with English subtitles will be published on YouTube a week after the event.


Prof. Dr. Matthias Garschagen ist Geographieprofessor an der LMU.


Professor Matthias Garschagen

“Scientific findings about the impending effects of climate change certainly make for grim reading – the threatened loss of ecosystems, for example, or the human misery that will be caused by disasters. At the same time, however, science is increasingly highlighting opportunities for adapting to climate change and is constantly forging a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of individual measures. Swiftly applying this knowledge in politics and practice is now the order of the day.”

Prof. Matthias Garschagen is Chair of Anthropogeography at LMU Munich with a focus on human-environment relations. He is one of the lead authors in the latest Assessment Report and Synthesis Report of the sixth assessment cycle of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

© PIK / Klemens Karkow

Professor Elmar Kriegler

“Scientific analysis, as documented recently in the 6th Assessment Report of the IPCC, demonstrates the urgency of climate protection to keep the Paris climate goals within reach. If global emissions do not begin to fall in a sustained manner over the next few years, we will overshoot the 1.5°C target by some margin.”

Prof. Elmar Kriegler, Professor for Integrated Assessment of Climate Change at the University of Potsdam, is Head of the Transformation Pathways Research Department at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and has been lead author on several reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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