The CMCC participates in the exhibition “Poseidonia, city of water. Archaeology and climate change”: an initiative that brings together archaeology, art, science along a path that, crossing the millennia, from the past to the end of our century, deepens the interaction between human beings and the environment.
“The climate changes for everybody, not only for scientists”. We used this sentence some years ago, in 2014, to explain the reasons of an initiative to tell climate science on the occasion of the launch of the IPCC Report AR5 (https://www.clima2014.it/). A collection of multimedia materials (videos, infographics, images, numbers, data and texts) in which scientists and experts explained what climate change is, what we can expect in the future, what kind of consequences we can expect for our daily lives and what kind of solutions are available to tackle the increase of temperature and limit its effects on our economies and our lives.
Some years later, these same words help us to explain why a multidisciplinary research center on climate change participates in an exhibition that brings together archaeology, art, science along a path that, crossing the millennia, from the past to the end of our century, deepens the interaction between human beings and the environment. Climate change is a plural issue which involves a multiplicity of scientific disciplines, social actors, geographic dimensions, time scales. Thus, it takes a lot of people to understand climate change.
The mission of climate science is to produce knowledge and make it available for society. This is the objective that inspires all the activities of the CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change committed to realize cutting-edge research to understand how our future will be on the basis of our current choices. And this was the contribution to the exhibition of the Regional Models and Geo-Hydrological Impacts Division based at CIRA, Capua, and led by Dr. Paola Mercogliano, where researchers used advanced climate models to realize climate scenarios focused on the Sele area, the territory in which Poseidonia, the city of water, was established. The numbers, maps and information provided by CMCC research are now illustrated and presented at the exhibition, in the framework of an ideal event to contextualize in a millennial path how heavy rains, heat waves, the number of hot days and mean precipitation will change in Poseidonia at the end of this century.
This is the reason why the CMCC Foundation participates in the exhibition “Poseidonia città d’acqua. Archeologia e cambiamenti climatici”. If the climate changes, it will change for everybody, not only for scientists; science has to face a new challenge: it is no longer enough to produce knowledge, it is no longer sufficient to reduce the traditional barriers among scientific disciplines, it is necessary to look for new languages and tools to make this knowledge available and clear to all people outside the scientific community that are already experiencing climate change impacts and effects. Therefore, the CMCC is in Poseidonia to help human societies to understand the changes and find solutions and tools to adapt.