Global Change Ecology

Blog by students of Global Change Ecology M.Sc about Climate Action and Sustainability

The price for soft skin and a sweet breakfast

Reading Time: 3 minutesSmoke swells from the thick, green canopy of Indonesian rainforests. Orphaned orangutans cry for their mothers who were killed in the bush fires. Local inhabitants, children, women, men are inhaling the yellow swaths, only protected by dirty, once white masks; the air is filled with almost invisible particles of ashes coming from the burning forests. […]

How does the new German government affect climate policies?

Reading Time: 3 minutesFinally, we have certainty: After months and months of negotiations, hope, disappointments and lots of discussions, Germany has a new government! But what does this mean for the German climate politics? The green party „Die Grünen“ was not able to join the government after the surprising drop-out of the FDP (free democratic party) and the […]

Book recommendation: The history of bees

Reading Time: 2 minutesIt has been a long time since a book has moved and touched me in such a way as “The history of bees” did. With this novel, the Norwegian author Maja Lunde has created a wonderful piece of art, she found just the right words to show us how much we depend on the little, […]

Daisies in December

Reading Time: 3 minutesLast year in December I walked around in the Ecological-Botanical Garden (ÖBG) in Bayreuth and was surprised to find a variety of plants already being in their full bloom. It has been a mild winter since, but it still seemed odd to me to find daisies and snowdrops at that time of the year. While […]