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Press release, 19.06.2020

In the experimental field of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, interested people can strengthen their knowledge on the subject of climate and climate consequences during the Berlin summer holidays - and online, young people from all over Germany can take part. The summer school is being held in cooperation with researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), and for the first time digitally. The easy to understand lectures and workshops complement each other, but can also be attended individually.

For some time now, young people all over the world have been taking to the streets to help stabilise our climate. The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin is enthusiastic about the commitment of young people and would like to serve as a forum to inform about the state of research and to enable an exchange between all interested parties.

The two Leibniz Institutes, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, invite you to a weekly digital exchange with scientists during the Berlin summer holidays from 26.06.20 - 07.08.20, always on Fridays at 2:00 pm. Different problems and solutions will be presented and further developed together with all participants.

Since the Summer School Climate Knowledge is being held digitally for the first time due to the ongoing corona pandemic, all interested parties throughout Germany are invited to attend. The meetings take place via zoom, so that the participants not only listen, but can also enter into a direct exchange with all participants. The links to the individual events can be found online a few days before the event.

Topics include the Top 10 of climate research in 2019, the similarities and differences to the corona crisis and climate crisis, climate impacts and their adaptation, as well as sea level rise, planetary boundaries and global inequality.


 Maximilian Kotz, Timothé Beaufils, Lennart  Quante, Annika Stechemesser

Living on a warming planet


 Prof. Dr. Manfred Stock

Corona-Krise vs. Klimakrise: Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede


 Dr. Maria Martin

Jahresrückblick 2019: Die Top-10 der Klimaforschung


 Dr. Johanna Beckmann, Dr. Ronja Reese

Eis, Kipppunkte und der Meeresspiegelanstieg


 Dr. Björn Sörgel

Klimawandel, globale Ungleichheit und nachhaltige Entwicklung


 Dr. Jobst Heitzig

Planetare Grenzen und internationale Klimaschutzkoalitionen


 Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler des  PIK, Aktivisti von Fridays for Future

Abschlussdiskussion, Zusammenfassung und Ausblick

Finally, the contributions will be summarized and discussed together with representatives of Fridays for Future and scientists of PIK on August 7, 2020. Again, all interested parties are welcome to actively participate and join the discussion.