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Between Helplessness and Hope: Is climate change unstoppable?

Shaping the future - scientific and literary perspectives

Living conditions on our planet are changing; the influence of humans has never been greater. What does science say about the state of the Earth and what kind of hope do new technologies like artificial intelligence hold? What visions of the future does literature produce when it takes climate change into consideration? What are the younger generations accomplishing with their protests and what fears are driving them? How can we achieve a transformation of society – also in economic terms – which adopts climate friendly strategies?

Video short: Paul J. Crutzen - meteorologist, Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1995, former director of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz



Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurter Buchmesse
The event is free of charge


Prof. Uwe Schneidewind

Präsident des Wuppertal Instituts für Klima, Umwelt, Energie / president of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

Luisa Neubauer

climate protection activist, co-organiser of the “Fridays for Future” protests

Thore D. Hansen


Ulrich Noller

journalist and author

Michael Müller