Why is the climate changing?
The topic of global climate change is very complex. Therefore, we do not aim at giving a comprehensive scientific explanation of human induced (= anthropogenic) climate change on this website. There are already numerous reliable sources on this subject in book form or on the internet. We therefore would like to point you to credible references to selected scientifically sound sources for further reading on the climate crisis.
Unfortunately, it remains to be mentioned that although there is an overwhelming scientific consensus on anthropogenic climate change, doubts about global climate change are repeatedly spread in the public debate. Information is still being disseminated that is out of date, incomplete, out of context, or simply wrong. People who usually have their own pursuit of a political agenda with these absurdities should not be offered an arena at this point.
Our information recommendations on the global climate crisis
- The most pre-eminent and in-depth scientific resource on global human induced climate change is this Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC was founded in 1988 by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) as an intergovernmental institution with the task of providing the scientific foundations about the effects of global climate change as well mitigation and adaptation strategies and to evaluate them from a scientific point of view. To this end, the IPCC appoints thousands of scientists from all over the world. These prepare the status reports of the IPCC. So far, the IPCC has published five progress reports and numerous special reports on climate change. You can find them here. In 2007, the IPCC was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
- We also recommend the publications of the Federal Environment Agency of Germany on the climate crisis on the Internet.
- We do strongly recommend the publications by Prof. Dr. Stefan Rahmstorf, one of the leading German climate researchers from Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), who also regularly contributes to the reports of the IPCC.
- His latest book publications on climate change are here to find.
- The personal website of Prof. Rahmstorf is here. This contains innumerable information and details on anthropogenic climate change and its effects.
- It is also worthwhile Prof. Rahmstorf on Facebook to subscribe to stay up to date on the topic of climate change.
- Furthermore, at this point the bestseller "The uninhabitable earth: life after global warming" by journalist David Wallace-Wells shall be recommended. The author vividly describes the consequences of global warming that are already noticeable today and describes realistic future scenarios. What will life on earth be like in just 50 years? One thing is certain: our children will still experience how the conditions for humanity on earth worsen dramatically and how parts of it become uninhabitable. You can buy this book in your favourite bookstore in your city or of course online.