From Corona to climate catastrophe

  • Can the world still be saved?
  • John Orphal
  • Geist Heidelberg, Lecture

Please note: Due to the current pandemic situation, the event has to be postponed to 01 April 2022. Tickets already purchased can be returned at the respective ticket office.

Despite restrictions due to the Corona pandemic, the US climate agency NOAA recorded a CO2 concentration in our atmosphere in April 2021 that was higher than at any time in the past 800,000 years.

Climate scientist Johannes Orphal sees global warming “as a coming catastrophe whose consequences we can’t yet foresee.”
Is the “two-degree target” of international climate policy still realistic? Could technologies like “climate engineering” be a solution? And with which political and social efforts can the world still be saved?

Prof. Dr. Johannes Orphal is a physicist, head of the Natural and Built Environment Research Department at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and representative of the KIT Presidium for Climate Protection and Sustainability. He represents KIT in the Management Board of the Research Field Earth and Environment of the Helmholtz Association and is a scientific expert for national and international research organizations such as the European Space Agency (ESA).

Within the framework of the International Science Festival – Geist Heidelberg

Hint

Due to the current pandemic situation, the event has to be postponed to 01 April 2022. Already purchased tickets can be returned at the respective advance booking office.

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