Science Journalism

Focusing on:
climate and environment, geosciences, Earth system
ecology, environmental justice, urban development
human sciences and medicine
philosophy of science, science policies
Passionate about:
inter­- and transdisciplinary research
connections, mutual interrelations, feedback loops


US climate scientists face an age of unreason

Katharine Hayhoe on climate science

How top scientists protect the scientific endeavor and keep the public informed in an adverse political climate
26.01.2017 Blog (the article originally appeared in German on

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Reviews and background of science videos on the web


Videos in English, reviews including background information on the science and the studies behind it in German
Sciviews Science Videos on

About me

Silke Schilling

In 2005 I received an MSc in Holistic Science from Schumacher-College in Dartington, a cosy village near the Transition Town Totnes in England’s Southwest. I’ve been working as a freelance creative ever since: as an artist as well as a writer, from 2015 as a science journalist.
Previously, I had been employed as a civil engineer in public transport planning and, on the side, explored ecologically sound and socially sustainable architecture and urban design.
I like writing constructive news and keep hoping that humanity can refrain from ruining the planet completely.



DFJV – German Technical Journalism Association
AAAS – American Association for the Advancement of Science

Holistic Science

water planet

… includes systems, complexity and chaos theory, Earth system science, Gaia theory/ hypothesis, philosophy and methodology of science, art as a way of inquiry, sustainable design and economics.
Holistic Science fosters a transformation of thinking and the introduction of ecology, sustainability and care into all areas of economics and politics, science and society.

Schumacher College

What Goethe says

„Natural system: a contradictory expression.
Nature has no system; she has – she is – life and sequence from an unknown center toward an unknowable periphery. Thus observation of nature is limitless, whether we make distinctions among the least particles or pursue the whole by following the trail far and wide.“

Goethe, Scientific Studies