"Warning Signal: Extreme Events"

11/09/2018 - The book "Warning signal: extreme events" with contributions from more than a hundred researchers will be presented this week at a major symposium at the University of Hamburg, Germany. From heat waves and droughts but also heavy rain and floods to tropical cyclones: the risks are increasing globally. The new publication as well as the event are intended to present the topic to a broader public.
"Warning Signal: Extreme Events"
Cutout from book cover of "Warnsignal Klima: Extremereignisse" (Warning signal climate: extreme events)

There were eleven heat waves i1950-2015, yet six of which were recorded in the few years since the turn of the millennium, according to the book. Now 2018 was another hot summer in Germany. The 2017 hurricane season was the most expensive ever, according to the authors - and now new hurricanes are currently rolling towards the US coast. The editors, including José Lozán of the University of Hamburg and Hartmut Grassl, Director Emeritus of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, present all these insights from science. The authors also include several representatives of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, such as Jürgen Kropp, Fred Hattermann and Peter Hoffmann, as well as for instance Mojib Latif from the Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research and Eberhard Faust from the georisk research department of Munich Re. They all highlight the relevance of the issue.

Weblink to the symposium (German): https://www.klima-warnsignale.uni-hamburg.de/symposium/

Book: José L. Lozán, Siegmar-W. Breckle, Hartmut Graßl, Dieter Kasang, Ralf Weiss, 2018: Warnsignal Klima: Extremereignisse. Hamburg