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Can the world still be saved?

Podium discussion on climate change with Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker and Thore D. Hansen on October 21, 2019

Freiburg, Oct 08, 2019

Can the world still be saved?

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Record temperatures, water scarcity, species extinction are some of the consequences of climate change that can be felt worldwide and preoccupy people from various sectors in society. The environmental scientist and politician Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker has been committed to environmental protection for many years. In his novel Die Reinsten, author Thore D. Hansen describes the possibilities and dangers of artificial intelligence for climate change and describes a civilization between awakening and collapse. At the opening of the Colloquium politicum for the winter semester 2019/2020, the two experts will address these issues in a panel discussion entitled “Climate Change - Can the World Still be Saved? The role of science and literature.” The event will be moderated by political scientist Dr. Arndt Michael.

  • What: Podium discussion

  • When: October 21, 2019, 8:15pm

  • Where:
    Collegiate Building I
    Lecture hall 1199
    Platz der Universität 3
    79098 Freiburg

  • The event is open to the general public.

  • Host: Colloquium politicum, Rombach bookstore

  • Contact information: Dr. Arndt Michael, Tel.: 0761/203-2001

  • No registration is required.

  • The event is free of admission.

  • The event will be held in German.

  • Colloquium politicum program