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#4-09 - Climate Change and Human’s Lifestyle in the Middle – Part 2 - ft. Prof. Dr. Susan Trumbore

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Episode notes

In this second part of this two-episode podcast, continue with our host Andrés Tangarife as he talks with Prof. Dr. Susan Trumbore, director of the Department of Biogeochemical Processes at the MPI for Biogeochemistry in Jena. In this conversation, they will speak about the complexity of climate change when it touches the social and the political spheres. Furthermore, they will discuss the link between fossil fuels, economy and lifestyle as well as on the role of scientists in society and their engagement in climate activism.


If you would like to know more information about Prof. Dr. Susan Trumbore, check out here:



To find more information on the topics researched by the Department of Biogeochemical Processes of the MPI-BGC:



Literature recommendations (in pdf) by Prof. Trumbore:

How to build a habitable planet? By Wallace Smith Broecker ⁠⁠

Sophie's Planet: A Search for Truth About Our Remarkable Home Planet and Its Future by James Hansen

And if you want to know more about the intricate relation between climate, politics and human behavior, I recommend you this comprehensive analysis by our colleague Dr. David Martini:


Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry’s Twitter: @MPI_BGC

Prof. Trumbore’s Twitter: @SusanTrumbore


Episode Art: Photo by Eelco Böhtlingk on Unsplash 


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