During this episode Christoffer Karoff, from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Aarhus University, explains how the sun impacts life on Earth.
About the Episode
In this second episode of Big Ideas Only, we’ll learn more about the Sun; How does it affect life on Earth, and can we use that to our advantage when it comes to climate change?
Today, our guest is Christoffer Karoff, associate professor of astronomy, physics, and geoscience at Aarhus University in Denmark. He will talk about everything from sunspots to how we can cool down Earth by limiting the amount of sunlight that reaches the Earth.
Your host is Mikkel Svold, CEO of Montanus, who will guide you through this interesting topic of Understanding the Sun.
This podcast is produced by Montanus.
Listed below are the most essential timestamps from the podcast episode to make it easier for you to find the topics that interest you.
01:18 Is Earth just a lonely planet?
04:52 How the Sun affects the climate on Earth
06:00 Earth’s orbit around the Sun
14:58 The challenge when measuring the Sun’s brightness
22:16 How can we cool down Earth?
30:29 Looking at the Sun on a regional scale
33:20 Vulcanos and their effect on climate
34:37 Where to go for more information