In the IPCC's 6th progress report, science has made a clear statement on the future state of the climate [see page 2]. But the insights of science can be unheard of – even today it is necessary for social forces to demand the insights about, for example, the development of the climate brought before the authorities.
Agriculture, mobility and energy are major themes in a transition program for Europe.
With the Covid-19 pandemic, we all had to experience how little the world community knew about the pandemic as a very dynamic risk scenario. And not yet fully uncovered, with this summer's floods in Central Europe, we are awakened to realize and to have to find a language about the connections between climate disasters, climate protection and the transition to sustainability. Admittedly, extensive data are available on the weather, climate and biosphere, but now we are being seriously challenged in terms of knowledge and complexity in jet streams, hydrology and orography.
Only 15 years after the EU presented an ambitious growth strategy on «Global Europe», Europe today is left with a series of crisis symptoms that are not immediately facing their clarification. . .
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