Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Research publications

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Research publications 2017

“Global warming doesn’t stop when the emissions stop”

October 03, 2017

Thorsten Mauritsen from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology has worked out how much time we have left to reach the Paris climate goal [more]


The time window for the 1.5-degree target is closing

August 11, 2017

Even if all climate-relevant emissions were immediately stopped, the Earth would warm up to around 1.1 degrees by the end of this century [more]


More rain in winter, more droughts in summer

March 27, 2017

A new report summarizes how climate change is affecting the water cycle in Germany [more]

Research publications 2016

My contribution to Arctic sea ice melt

November 04, 2016

Measurements reveal the relationship between individual CO2 emissions and the Arctic's shrinking summer sea ice [more]


Warmer Mediterranean turns the Sahel green

July 13, 2016

Anthropogenic climate change contributes to fanning of the West African monsoon by moisture from the Mediterranean [more]


Voters prefer to be represented by extortioners

March 07, 2016

A climate game and a game theory model show that people prefer representatives who adopt an extortionate strategy in negotiations [more]

Research publications 2015

"The demands have been tabled, it is now up to the politicians to act"

November 29, 2015

The UN climate summit in Paris begins on November 30. What expectations do politicians and scientists have of this major event? What challenges does global warming present for humanity at a global and local level? Jochem Marotzke and Martin Claußen, Directors at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, discussed these issues at the Max Planck Länderforum with Hamburg’s science minister Katharina Fegebank and Oliver Geden from the “Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik” in Berlin. [more]


Global warming slowdown: No systematic errors in climate models

January 30, 2015

The rate of global warming in the 21st century has been significantly slower than all the models had predicted. Evidently, this was merely due to random variations. [more]

Research publications 2014

“I doubt that we will meet the two-degree target”

April 17, 2014

Interview with Max Planck director Jochem Marotzke on the IPCC report. [more]

Research publications 2013

People don't put a high value on climate protection

October 23, 2013

Without further incentives selfish behaviour will continue to dominate [more]


Climate change: it’s only intermission

May 29, 2013

Global warming continues, even if the worst-case prognosis has become slightly less probable [more]

Research publications 2012

Atlantic circulation remains stable for now

January 10, 2012

World’s first predictions of oceanic overturning circulation: Atlantic flows will not undergo significant change in the next four years [more]

Research publications 2011

“Climate change mitigation through the freeloader effect”

November 29, 2011

An interview with Jochem Marotzke about the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban. [more]


The fate of the big rain

September 23, 2011

Max Planck researcher are investigating the interplay of dry season and monsoon in India and the future outlook for water resource availability [more]

Research publications 2010

New carbon dioxide emissions model

August 02, 2010

Meteorologists have determined exactly how much carbon dioxide humans can emit into the atmosphere while ensuring that the earth does not heat up by more than two degrees [more]


Agriculture is plowing up the climate

February 15, 2010

Since the earliest beginnings of agriculture and livestock farming, humanity has been transforming areas of natural vegetation into cropland and pastures. However, the vegetation covering the continents influences our climate in a variety of ways. [more]

Research publications 2009

Do dust particles curb climate change?

October 06, 2009

Meteorologists urge new research on the influence of aerosols [more]

Research publications 2006

People want to be seen helping the climate

March 02, 2006

Max Planck researchers find that a person is more likely to help protect the climate when receiving public recognition for it [more]

Research publications 2005

Climate change more rapid than ever

September 30, 2005

Climate researchers from Hamburg, Germany present the newest predictions for climate change in the 21st century [more]

Research publications 2003

Kyoto and Beyond

December 12, 2003

Tackling Climate Change Requires Long-Term Commitments [more]

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