Young and committed Denis Jorisch has set his mind on a career in the name of climate protection. As of late, he lives and works in the Asian metropolis Bangkok, trying to promote renewable energies at a political level. We've met him in Zurich just before he left.
«Global warming can be explained looking at a cake tin: There's only so much space for the dough. And our cake tin is already half – full. What does that tell us? The calculation is easy: We have to reduce our emissions to zero, in order to avoid the cake tin filling up. Only then, future generations will be able to live on this planet.» Denis Jorisch works as a consultant at the South Pole Group in the western part of Zurich, an area with an urban feeling to it. Already after passing his A-Levels, he knew that climate protection would be his career choice. «Climate as a subject has always fascinated me.» His blue eyes light up. There's a true penguin. A true what? Why penguin? No worries, we'll solve that riddle for you before the end of the article.