Six Degrees of Climate Emergency


Channel: Online Lecture Series: 1.5 °C global warming by 2030? Consequences | risk reduction | adaption


Lecture 2: Tuesday | 1st June 2021 | 18:30 – 19:30 (CEST)

Introduction: Giedrius Jokubauskis, First secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to Germany, Berlin, Germany
Title: „Six Degrees of Climate Emergency“
Speaker: Mark Lynas, Author of “Our final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency”, UK


Mark Lynas (born 1973) is a British author and journalist whose work is focused on environmentalism and climate change. He is a contributor to different magazines and newspaper. He was born in Fiji, grew up in Peru and the United Kingdom and holds a degree in history and politics from the University of Edinburgh.

His most recent publication, in June 2020, was ‘Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency’. This is an entirely new update of the original 2007 Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet which won the prestigious Royal Society science books prize in 2008. The original Six Degrees was translated into 22 languages and was also adapted into a documentary broadcast on the National Geographic Channel. Mark Lynas also received the Breakthrough Paradigm Award in 2012.

Six Degrees is a book that describes in detail the progressive effect of global warming in several planetary ecosystems, from 1 degree to 6 degrees and further of average temperature rise of the planet. Special coverage is given to the positive feedback mechanisms that could dramatically accelerate the climate change, possibly putting the climate on a runaway path.

While the lecture of last week explained why we are facing a accelerated global warming by Volker Wittpahl, Mark Lynas will you you now how our life and planet will change with each additional degree we are reaching.