Even though it is called ' global warming ', it is heavily affecting local climate change. The Un climate report responds to questions such as: what are the effects of global warming? How do we mitigate them? How do we adapt?
Here in Denmark, we are not particularly vulnerable and can adapt. However, we still need to quantify the rise of the sea, the dimensioning of the sewers and the heat waves of the future. Only then can we resist and perhaps even exploit inevitable climate change. And it can go completely wrong if the wild weather hits US unprepared. We saw this in the storms Bodil and Allan and the Copenhagen Cloud break in 2011 and 2014. Danish provincial cities have also been hit several times, and Greenland has experienced violent melting events and the need for emergency supplies for feeding sheep in 2015 due to prolonged drought.
The lecture focuses on Danish and Greenlandic conditions and vulnerability in the context of Un climate reports and brand new reports from DMI. Along the way, important atmosphere processes are explained. You go home with a better understanding of the climate as a system, what scientists are struggling with and an idea of whether we leave an oasis of viticulture, hot summers and lots of tourists or an emergency nation surrounded by a stormy and ever-rising sea.