Limiting the increase in the global mean temperature to below 1.5 degrees compared to the pre-industrial level is possible - this is shown by the "IPCC special report on 1.5 ° C global warming" of the IPCC. On the one hand, however, this requires significant reductions in emissions. On the other hand, carbon dioxide (CO2) would also have to be extracted directly from the atmosphere in order to achieve so-called "negative emissions". Cluster I of the Helmholtz Climate Initiative is researching this in four projects.
A Warming of the global mean temperature will bring about numerous changes for our lives: for our health, for urban development, for our forests and many other areas of life. Cluster II of the Helmholtz Climate Initiative is researching what this can actually mean in a total of nine projects. The results will simulate or model future situations. This will open up new fundamentals to stakeholders and decision-makers in their actions.
Header: Karsten Wurth. Unsplash
Teaser Mitigation: Denys Nevozhai. Unsplash
Teaser Adaptation: Guy Bowden. Unsplash