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
Prof. Uwe Schneidewind
Präsident des Wuppertal Instituts für Klima, Umwelt, Energie / president of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
climate protection activist, co-organiser of the “Fridays for Future” protests
Thore D. Hansen
journalist and author