Planetary boundaries: balancing nutrient flows
Life could not exist without nitrogen and phosphorus. But humans have caused serious imbalances in these nutrient cycles. There is too much nitrogen and phosphorus in circulation, with impacts on biodiversity and climate. It doesn't need to be this way - there are solutions.
Directing anxiety into constructive channels
In a few years, “climate anxiety” might be part of our everyday vocabulary. It isn’t a mass phenomenon yet, according to psychologists. However: why does the threat raised by climate change throw young people off track more easily than it does their parents’ generation?
Digitalization: is it slowing or accelerating climate change?
Online shopping, streaming videos, gaming ... digital technologies are playing an ever-larger role in our everyday lives. That can be problematic for protecting the climate. It is important to use technology wisely: otherwise, we risk unnecessary waste of energy and other resources.
Innovative aircraft models, synthetic alternatives to jet fuel, climate-preserving routes: There are many approaches to making aviation more environmentally friendly. What are researchers working on?
Planetary Boundaries: The wealth of the biosphere
Biodiversity and intact ecosystems are important stabilizing factors for the Earth and climate system. However, human intervention in natural systems is threatening this ecological stability. What can we do to protect the biosphere?