Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber at the Four Degrees or More Conference 2011

Prof. Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany) held two great lectures at the Four Degrees or More Conference, July 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.

Lecture 1: “Strange Encounters behind the 2°C Firewall: The Global Picture” (1:03)

The video starts with an introduction by the organizers of the conference and include parts of Prof. Schellnhuber’s long CV. The actual talk start at 23:00. The image looks strange in the beginning, but then you can clearly see the slides.

The talk gives a broad overview of the climate change impacts and challenges for mitigation, including some very good slides illustrating different emission pathways (se image above).

You can download the video (.mp4) or audio (.mp3) here: http://harangue.lecture.unimelb.edu.au/Lectopia/Lectopia.lasso?ut=2513&id=117505

The slide set can be found here: 12JULY_session-1_schellnhuber-1.1. (Note: It is not exactly the same slides as in the video/audio).

Lecture 2: “Climate Change: The Critical Decade” (1:01)

The second talk was a public lecture and is a better recording with both live video of a charming Prof. Schellnhuber and slides cut in. Nice!

The talk is not as technical and frank as the first, as it is aimed at a more general audience, but it is great science communication from a real expert.

The talk can be downloaded (.mp4 or .flv) here: http://live.unimelb.edu.au/episode/climate-change-critical-decade

The second talk can also be found in Univ. of Melbourne’s iTunes Podcast here: http://itunes.apple.com/se/podcast/climate-change-the-critical/id319907808?i=95623066

The rest of the conference videos also holds some interesting talks and can be found here: http://www.fourdegrees2011.com.au/presentations/

The WBGU reports mentioned in the talks can be found here: http://www.wbgu.de/en/special-reports/