PrivacyWeek 2020

Accelerated Global Warming - Current Facts and near-term Consequences
2020-10-30, 16:00–16:45, Lecture Hall 1
Language: English

Climate and climate change are global system relevant influences that affect all of us. In many discussions, however, there is a lack of understanding of the causal relationships. This is most evident in global warming. On the one hand, it is an indicator of change and,


Climate and climate change are global system relevant influences that affect all of us. In many discussions, however, there is a lack of understanding of the causal relationships. This is most evident in global warming. On the one hand, it is an indicator of change and, at the same time, a control variable that forms the basis for political climate goals and measures, such as the Paris Agreement of 2015 or the EU Green Deal.

In order to be able to assess the impact of measures, however, an understanding of the basic dependencies within climate is required. In the presentation, the (physical) interrelationships as well as the current situation of accelerated global warming will be explained in a clear way for an interested layperson. Furthermore, the presentation discusses the possibilities if and how accelerated global warming could be stopped or even reversed.

Volker Wittpahl leitet seit 2016 das Institut für Innovation und Technik (iit) in Berlin. Nach dem Studium der Mikroelektronik in Deutschland und Singapur sammelte er Industrieerfahrungen in den Bereichen Technologie-Marketing sowie Innovationsmanagement von Leistungselektronik für die Automobilbranche im Philips-Konzern. Mit seinem Wechsel zu Philips Design nach Eindhoven in den Niederlanden wurde er einer der Entwicklungsverantwortlichen im konzerneigenen interdisziplinären Think Tank. Dort entwickelte er aus den beobachteten Technologie-, Markt- und sozio-kulturellen Trends neue Produkte, Dienste und Geschäftsfelder für interne und externe Industriekunden.