History for future – the further use of regional history for mitigation an adaptation of Climate Change
History usually has the task of creating knowledge about the past. However, it is difficult to learn something for the future from this knowledge, because history does not repeat itself. It is based on one-time events in specifically unique framework conditions. So how could the science of history be useful for mitigation or adaptation of climate change?
The answer is simple, with history providing application-oriented insights. Historical regional research can do this particularly well because it can work across epochs. The longue durée is of particular interest for anthropogenic climate change and for climate resilience in order to be able to explain current conditions. Historical regional research can thus be used perfectly for local and regional research into climate resilience.