Carbon emissions from future land use
In particular forests buffer the effects of climate change. Two new studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) examine this effect in detail. It is possible that indeed this saving natural contribution to carbon storage may be much lower than previously assumed. Especially when deforestation continues. This could make reaching the two-degree target significantly more difficult and further enhance climate change. Current climate models are thus subject to intense scrutiny.
Drought in Germany
At the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, a team of researchers aims to identify areas in Germany threatened by drought using a hydrological model.