The climate system in recent years has shown such extreme deviation from natural fluctuations of the last 10.000 years that we can relate climate change to human activities. Since the entering of the anthropogene, mankind has by building cities, burning fossil fuels and land use irreversibly altered his environment. What kind of consequences can we expect? Can we still stop the worst scenarios? Wilco Hazeleger will explain the scientific underpinning of how the climate changes and compare the 3 scenarios of 2, 4 and 6 degrees global warming. Because climate change must not be something we feel that we cannot talk about because we miss the scientific background.
Series: The Future of Our Climate
Climate change has already changed the planet in an irreversible way and continues to do so. And all countries agreed during the latest climate summit in Copenhagen they really want to stay below a warming of two degrees. But it seems we are not heading towards the fulfillment of this goal in any way. With the current practices, the world is likely to come to a global warming of in between four and six degrees till the end of the century. What are the risks and challenges that come along with this development? What exactly are the scenarios we face, what are our choices? How can we make our choices become reality?