The FAZ Knowledge Podcast with Joachim Müller-Jung and Sibylle Anderl
The study of the cosmos also makes a not inconsiderable contribution to earthly climate change. Astronomers are now beginning to face up to their responsibilities and ask: How can astronomy be made more climate-friendly?
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The papers for this podcast:
Editorial “The climate issue”, published in “Nature Astronomy”
Australian overview study: “The imperative to reduce carbon emissions in astronomy”
Comment on the CO2 balance of the MPIA in Heidelberg: “An astronomical institute’s perspective on meeting the challenges of the climate crisis”
Comment on the energy consumption of astrophysical simulations: “The ecological impact of high-performance computing in astrophysics”
Comparison of the carbon footprint of a conference digital vs. analogous: “The carbon footprint of large astronomy meetings”
Other studies that were not explicitly discussed:
Climate balance of an astronomical observatory: “Measuring carbon emissions at the Canada–France–Hawaii Telescope”
Influence of climate change on astronomical observations: “The impact of climate change on astronomical observations”