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During the summer of 2019, 8 metres of ice melted at the snout of the Findelen glacier – an amount strikingly illustrated by a pole used for mass-balance measurements.
  • 15.10.2019
  • CC
  • Press release

Glacier volume reduced by 10 per cent in only five years

During the summer heatwaves of 2019, glacier melt rates reached record levels. This led to another year of major losses of ice volume, as reported by the Cryospheric Commission of the Swiss Academy of Sciences. Switzerland’s glaciers have thus shrunk by 10 per cent over the past five years.
Filme für die Erde
  • 15.10.2019
  • News

Klima-Filme ganz einfach auf eigener Webseite einbauen

Die gemeinnützige Organisation Filme für die Erde hat eine Auswahl von sechzig kurzen und langen Filmen zum Thema Klima und Nachhaltigkeit als attraktives digitales Filmfenster zusammengestellt. Dieses Material steht allen interessierten Personen zur Verfügung und kann in wenigen Schritten auf der eigenen Webseite eingebaut und angezeigt werden.
IPCC
  • 10.10.2019
  • IPCC
  • Job advertisement

IPCC Job Offer: Science Officer in the Technical Support Unit (IPCC WGII)

Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is filling the position of a Science Officer in the Technical Support Unit (IPCC WGII). The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is in its Sixth Assessment cycle. The Working Group II Technical Support Unit (WGII TSU), which provides the scientific, technical and organisational support of the activities and products of the Working Group focusing on the Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability of Climate Change, is employed through the Alfred-Wegener-Institute in Bremen, Germany.
IPCC
  • 10.10.2019
  • IPCC
  • Job advertisement

IPCC Job Offer: Director of Communications and Outreach in the Technical Support Unit (IPCC WGII)

Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is filling the position of the Director of Communications & Outreach in the Technical Support Unit (IPCC WGII). The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is in its Sixth Assessment cycle. The Working Group II Technical Support Unit (WGII TSU), which provides the scientific, technical and organisational support of the activities and products of the Working Group focusing on the Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability of Climate Change, is employed through the Alfred-Wegener-Institute in Bremen, Germany.
Eine gewaltige Gletschermühle auf dem Glacier de la Plaine Morte (BE), durch welche sich Ende Juli 2018 der Faverges-Gletschersee ergoss.
  • 25.09.2019
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • ProClim
  • Press release

Meeresspiegel steigt stärker als bisher angenommen

Die Gletscher, Permafrostböden und Ozeane weltweit verändern sich mit dem Klimawandel im Laufe des 21. Jahrhunderts markant. Dies zeigt der am Mittwoch in Monaco veröffentlichte neue Bericht des Weltklimarates (IPCC). Der Meeresspiegel wird bis 2100 um 43 bis 84 Zentimeter steigen und Gebiete unter Wasser setzen, in denen heute Hunderte von Millionen Menschen leben. Gletscher weltweit verlieren zwischen 2015 und 2100 18 bis 36 Prozent ihrer Masse, jene in Europa gar über 80 Prozent. Bei weiterhin hohen Treibhausgas-Emissionen könnten bis 2100 49 bis 89 Prozent der wenig tiefen Permafrostböden auftauen und damit an Stabilität einbüssen.
CO2 emissions per capita and cumulative
  • 20.09.2019
  • News

The hard numbers on climate change

The world is reckoning with some troubling numbers that will ultimately determine whether it will be possible to avoid the rapidly approaching climate meltdown.
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  • 11.09.2019
  • IPBES
  • News

A thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss and the determinants of transformative change and options for achieving the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity

This assessment is aimed at understanding and identifying factors in human society at both the individual and collective levels, including behavioural, social, cultural, economic, institutional, technical and technological dimensions, that can be leveraged to bring about transformative change for the conservation, restoration and wise use of biodiversity, while taking into account broader social and economic goals in the context of sustainable development. It explores the drivers of and motives behind broad societal changes and transitions to inform the design of relevant policies, communication and engagement campaigns and other actions.
Stausee Sommer
  • 23.08.2019
  • Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss
  • News

Heisser Sommer mit zwei Hitzewellen

Die Schweiz blickt möglicherweise auf den drittheissesten Sommer seit Messbeginn zurück. Er ist in guter Gesellschaft mit den letzten ähnlich heissen Sommern 2018, 2017 und 2015. Wesentlich heisser zeigte sich nur der legendäre Hitzesommer 2003. Im Gegensatz zum heissen Sommer des Vorjahres lieferte der diesjährige Sommer in vielen Gebieten der Schweiz ausreichend Niederschlag.
Trockenheit in Europa
  • 08.08.2019
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • IPCC
  • Press release

Land is under pressure from humans and climate change, but it is part of the solution

Land is already under growing human pressure and climate change is adding to these pressures. At the same time, keeping global warming to well below 2 °C can be achieved only by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors including land and food, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in its latest report on Thursday.
Solsticepic
  • 12.07.2019
  • News

Call pre-announcement: SOLSTICE – Enabling Societal Transformation in the Face of Climate Change

The Joint Programming Initiative "Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe" (JPI Climate) is launching a joint transnational call for proposals in October 2019. SOLSTICE seeks interdisciplinary contributions from consortia led by Social Sciences and Humanities who will address societal aspects of climate change.
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  • 09.07.2019
  • The Mountain Research Initiative MRI
  • News

Call for Abstracts: MRI Sessions at AGU Fall meeting 2019

Taking place in San Francisco 9-13 December 2019, the AGU Fall Meeting 2019 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to draw inspiration from each other and show how earth and space science enables a more resilient and sustainable future for all. There are a number of exciting, mountain-related sessions – including two convened by the MRI. Abstract submission is now open and the deadline for all submissions is Wednesday 31 July.
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  • 09.07.2019
  • Institute of Geography
  • News

New e-learning Tool: From historical climate data to hazard maps

As part of the PALAEO-RA project of the Institute of Geography at the University of Berne an e-learning tool for weather reconstructions has been released.
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