Which adaptation is possible? Climate Service Center meets in Potsdam

02/17/2014 - Renowned scientists met at the annual conference of the Climate Service Center last week on Potsdam´s Telegraph Hill. Under the motto “Society under climate change: Which adaptation is necessary, possible, and sustainable?” the issue of adaptation was in the focus for two days – since even if global warming was limited to two degrees Celsius, the impacts would already be significant. The Climate Service Center (CSC) of the Helmholtz Center Geesthacht, whose offices are located in Hamburg, is funded by the Federal Government.
Which adaptation is possible? Climate Service Center meets in Potsdam
Climate researchers meeting in Potsdam. Photo: CSC

“We are of course delighted that this conference was held in Potsdam – this is also an acknowledgement of our hometown as a place of science,” said Stefan Rahmstorf, head of the research domain Earth System Analysis of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). “Human-caused climate change is one the greatest scientific chal­lenges of our time.” Other speakers of the confer­ence included Mark Lawrence, Scientific Director of the Insti­tute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Dirk Messner, Director of the German Devel­opment Institute, as well as Johan Rockström of the Stockholm Resilience Centre – as well as Monika Baer of BASF and Sabine Kunst, Minister of Research of the State of Brandenburg.

Weblink to the CSC: http://www.climate-service-center.de/009868/index_0009868.html.de

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