Tuesday, 25 April 2023 at 7:15 pm
Campus Sontheim – Aula
- Lecture „Wonderwork Earth“ with Dr. Christian Klepp in German language
The university is participating in the worldwide „Earth Day“ with an „Earth Week“, focusing on the most pressing issue of the future, climate change, and the importance of forests.
Dr. Christian Klepp studied meteorology and geology at the University of Hamburg and received his doctorate in geosciences. He worked as a university lecturer and was actively involved in international climate research for 23 years. During numerous research trips to the most remote corners of the planet, he was able to gain a deep insight into the landscapes and their formation. For 30 years now, Christian Klepp has also been photographing the untouched landscapes of the planet. His thirst for adventure and deep love for the planet led to the fusion of his profession with landscape photography in 2019.
In this lecture, Dr. Christian Klepp will take his audience on a spectacular journey to remote places that tell of Earth’s constant change – inside and out. What is our earth made of, where do its components come from and how does our planet function? With a mixture of knowledge and personal experiences, documented with his breathtaking photographs, Christian Klepp imbeds the unique beauty of nature and the complex workings of the Earth system in our hearts. Vivid, comprehensible and understandable, this lecture is a love poem for our planet and clarifies for us the problem of the human-induced climate crisis. It becomes clear that we humans are only a snapshot in the history of earth and that Earth does not need us at all – however, we are completely dependent on our planet. Good reasons why we as humankind have to deal with Earth in a very sustainable way and why we should love our planet.