Climate

You can also continue your education and work for the climate from home. As these are the goals of the LCOY, we want to support you by giving you some materials to help you. Here you will find links to videos and texts that provide you with basic information on climate change, but also offer deeper insights into the situation.

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First, three articles where the consequences are particularly visible:

About Australian bushfires: "Yes, Australia has always had bushfires: but 2019 is like nothing we've seen before" (The Guardian)

On Cyclone Harold 2020: "Cyclone Harold and coronavirus create 'perfect storm' in South Pacific" (Sydney Morning Herald)

Acute threat to the Marshall Islands from sea level rise: "Marshall Islands Will Fight Sea Level Rise by Raising Islands" (weather.com)

Lecture by Will Steffen, an Australian chemist, on necessary steps against climate change. "The big U-Turn Ahead: Calling Australia to Action on Climate Change"

https://showyourstripes.info/ On this site, the annual temperature rises in all regions of the world are graphically represented by coloured stripes.

Global temperature rise and its consequences for humans (ScienceAdvances)

In Germany, too, the consequences can already be felt, as can be read in the first paragraph of the Federal Government's current monitoring report on the German Adaptation Strategy to Climate Change (page 6, chapter "Introduction", german article):

"Climate change and its consequences are already being felt in Germany: the hot and dry summers of 2019 and 2018 and the heavy rainfall events in 2016 and 2017 are raising public awareness of climate change. Consequences for human health, agriculture and forestry as well as for private and public buildings and infrastructures are becoming more obvious; climate change is also triggering dynamic adaptation processes in nature (such as the displacement or immigration of animal and plant species), which in turn have consequences for humans and their economic activities. For the summer of 2018, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) calculated a total of around 1,200 heat-related deaths for Berlin and Hesse. The drought also affected the agricultural sector: the Federal Government and the Federal States have provided drought aid to the tune of 340 million euros. At the same time, the German Insurance Association (Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e. V. (GDV) has announced 2.6 billion euros in insured losses to houses, commercial and industrial enterprises due to storms, hail and heavy rain for the year 2018".

Durchschnittliche globale Temperaturänderung (Quelle: IPCC 2014: 11)

Average global temperature change (Source: IPCC 2014: 11)


Global security risk, including the risk of sea levels rising for many centuries to come (German Advisory Council on Global Change) (german article)

UNFCCC - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Here you can find current information about the UNFCCC process and much more background information: official site of the UNFCCC

IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

General website: https://ipcc.ch

On these subpages it is especially worthwhile to have a look:

Current cycle of the IPCC climate report cycle (sixth assessment report)

IPCC Special Report on global warming of 1.5 °CEffects of 1.5°C global warming compared to 1990 compared to 2°C warming

IPCC Special Report on climate change and landEffects of climate change on land areas worldwide

IPCC Special Report on Ocean and CryosphereDetailed descriptions of ice & sea changes due to climate change

In general, the "Summary for Policymakers" is particularly recommendable. They are summaries of the entire reports and have been accepted by all member parties of the UNFCCC. It is very instructive to look at the graphs to understand the consequences and impacts of climate change, but reading them carefully will of course help even more.

Map with subsidy levels for fossil fuels (Investigate Europe)

Here you will find links to various data and diagrams:

Scientific measurement series of the 20th century: the CO2 concentration of the atmosphere: Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

General information on CO2 emissions: ourworldindata.org

History of greenhouse gas emissions of different countries: World Research Institute

Animated total output of the countries: CarbonBrief tweet

CO2 footprint of all countries: Global Footprint Network

Science Based Targets
Initiative that shows companies opportunities for Paris-compliant targets. It collects climate targets from these ambitious companies.

CDP – Disclosure Insight Action
A not-for-profit charity that runs a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts.

Interesting articles & publications

Cost-benefit calculation for climate protection in Nature Communications, Glaneman et. al, Jan 2020

Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2019 (Climate Policy Initiative) The article addresses questions such as "How much money is being spent to combat climate change and its consequences?

If you like to analyse a lot of diagrams and data, you will certainly enjoy a mathematical examination of the measures necessary to stop climate change: Climate Math: What a 1.5 degree pathway would take (McKinsey & Company)

Visualization of the difference between 1.5° and 2.0° warming: The Impacts of 1.5C, 2C and beyond

And it does warm up (German Federal Environment Agency) "Anti-Climate Change Denier Brochure", which invalidates the most common excuses for climate protection. (german article)

Small gases - big effect. Climate change. - David Nelles and Christian SerrerISBN: 978-3-9819650-0-1 - More information: www.klimawandel-buch.de/
(german book)

Climate Justice - Mary Robinson
ISBN: 978-1-4088-8843-8