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08.07.2015: Cool periods played an important role in socioeconomic changes during the past 2500 years. A New Nature article shows detailed evidence that they were caused or boosted by volcanic eruptions. More
The Swiss authorities have decided to phase out nuclear energy, with the idea being that alternative energy sources will fill the gap. However, the implications of this move are still unclear. Against this backdrop, the WSL is investigating what impact the energy transition could have on the environment and society.