As astrophysicists we see our planet from a unique
perspective. Earth and its biospshere certainly are gifts
to us humans and any life on Earth. It fulfills me with
joy to climb mountains and rocks with my own hands and
feet, while crossing a manifold of witnesses of that
gift. Below, I share a few of the most meaningful
moments I experienced.
While being out in nature, I also witness rapid changes to the climate and biosphere. I see it as my responsibility as a scientist to take action and discuss climate change and sustainability during my science-communication activities. I am also a big fan of projects like those organized by the "Bergwaldprojekt e.V.". These projects rely on the power of participation. And it works. By going to the woods, working under the supervision of foresters and scientists, one can become part of the solution. By doing so, one understands and experiences the effects of the changing climate.
Pasterzen-Glacier, reaching for the summit of Johannisberg
Mountains around Bodø, Norway
Jotunheimen National Park, Norway
After climbing the Habicht north face, Stubai Alps