"Factsheet Climate Change": Leopoldina publishes new climate dossier with input from PIK researchers

20/05/2021 - A new publication of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina summarises the causes and consequences of climate change in an easy-to-understand way and discusses measures to stabilise the climate. On 17 pages, the factsheet presents the current state of climate impact research clearly and concisely - also thanks to the contributions of four PIK researchers.
"Factsheet Climate Change": Leopoldina publishes new climate dossier with input from PIK researchers

Why is the atmospheric concentration of CO2 higher today than at any time in the last 800,000 years? Why are extreme weather events becoming more frequent and more intense? And how should the remaining CO2 budget be distributed internationally? These are just three questions that the new Leopoldina factsheet "Climate Change: Causes, Consequences and Options for Action" addresses. Other effects of climate change that the report explains in a generally understandable way include droughts, hunger and food crises as well as health impacts.

Of the total of ten renowned researchers who contributed to the dossier, four alone are from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), including PIK Director Ottmar Edenhofer, Sabine Gabrysch, Head of the PIK Research Department "Climate Resilience", Stefan Rahmstorf, Head of the PIK Research Department "Earth System Analysis" and Ricarda Winkelmann, Head of the PIK Working Group "Ice Dynamics" and the FutureLab "Earth System Resilience in the Anthropocene". Other institutes that collaborated on the dossier include the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, the Federal Environment Agency and the University of Bern.

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