Understanding climate change on your own doorsteps
This was the title of an article in a new magazine on climate research in the polar regions, recently released by the Alfred Wegener Institute. The magazine’s fifteen articles, interviews and a wealth of infographics provide readers with a cutting-edge overview of the state of the art in climate research in the polar regions. But beyond research, it is also important to learn how climate change will manifest at the regional scale, because, in the future, people will first notice climate change in the form of changes to their own homes. Accordingly, in the Climate Initiative REKLIM, experts from nine Helmholtz Centres and various universities are working to better understand the regional impacts of climate change. A further goal is to make their scientific expertise directly available to societal actors and the general public.
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Research Topic of the Month
With the ’Research Topic of the Month’ the Helmholtz Climate Initiative REKLIM is pursuing the idea of showcasing representative activities in connection with its different research areas on a monthly basis. The entries offer a good overview of the diversity of, and advances in, REKLIM’s research endeavours; further, they chiefly address the needs of the universities and research institutes participating in the network.
You can find the monthly entries, sorted by the network’s research topics, here ....
In its annual REKLIM Report, the Helmholtz Climate Initiative REKLIM addresses actors in the political, business and societal sectors, as well as interested members of the public. With the Report, these readers have the opportunity to follow progress made in the network’s activities and catch up on its findings and outcomes, prepared in an accessible format and language. In addition, the Helmholtz Climate Offices discuss their REKLIM-relevant activities in the Report, and young researchers can present their latest work in the form of a brief snapshot.
To date, the following articles have been published in this context since 2010:
FAQs IPCC 2013
The Climate Office for Polar Regions and Sea Level Rise and REKLIM, together with the German IPCC Coordination Office, have translated the FAQ for the IPCC’s Working Group 1 into German and published the results. This represents an important contribution to making the scientific findings presented in the IPCC Assessment Report accessible to a broader readership. The FAQ, which consists of 29 questions and answers, can be downloaded as a PDF here.