Is there a central problem in climate science which has not been solved at all up to now Something you would concentrate on if you had all freedom and possibilities

Maybe I am a bit unimaginative in that respect. But if I could initiate a research program—let us say I am 35 years old, I get my own institute and can do what I like during the coming 30 years—then I would like to simulate the period from the last interglacial until today with a global climate model. Starting 100,000 years ago and including all details, the growing and melting of the glaciers and ice sheets for example. There are so many interesting scientific problems connected with that and today we might have enough computer-power to do these kind of things. But this would be huge project—you would need a lot of time and manpower. And I am no longer 25 years old.

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