Uta is a Science Advisor in the Science Team. She closely follows the IPCC process and provides scientific input in the context of the UNFCCC. Her research interests include regional climate change and climate extremes as well as science communication.
Prior to joining Climate Analytics, Uta worked for several years at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and at the European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA).
Uta holds a MSc in Climate Change from the University of Copenhagen and a BSc in Geography from Humboldt University of Berlin and Lund University.
- Solar radiation modification: a dangerous distraction from required emissions reductions
- Only halving emissions by 2030 can minimise risks of crossing cryosphere thresholds
- 1.5°C is still in reach to reduce the worst climate risks – but only with immediate mitigation action and shifting finance
- ZERO IN on the critical decade
- No time for complacency: without closing the 2030 gap, net zero targets cannot prevent severe climate impacts
- ZERO IN on near-term warming and our changes of staying within 1.5°C
- Methane reductions, ‘climate neutrality’, and choosing the adequate metric for emissions accounting under the Paris Agreement
- The science of temperature overshoots: impacts, uncertainties and implications for near-term emissions reductions
Overshoot Commission’s veneer of neutrality is solar radiation modification PR by stealth
Calls for a moratorium on solar radiation modification (SRM) today by the Overshoot Commission seem sensible – such sun-blocking technologies are highly risky. Yet in the same breath, the Commission appears to encourage moratorium-busting SRM testing, begging the question – is their new report a trojan horse?
Is the 1.5°C limit still in reach? FAQs
The Paris Agreement aims at “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, recognising that this would significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change”. Here we address some commonly asked questions.