Summary Report No. 115

Continents under Climate Change - Conference on the Occasion of the 200th Anniversary of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Abstracts of Lectures and Posters of the Conference, April 21-23, 2010, Berlin

W. Endlicher, F.-W. Gerstengarbe (eds.) (April 2010)

Climate Change and its subsequent impacts are amongst the most urgent problems that mankind has to face at present. The abstracts assembled in this volume pay an important contribution in uncovering the existing global problems. A number of lectures and posters to be presented at the international conference "Continents under Climate Change" from 21 to 23 April 2010 in Berlin form the basis of these abstracts. The conference "Continents under Climate Change" was planned as a special event of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin on its 200th anniversary. The conference was organised in close co-operation with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

The authors, belonging to the worldwide leading scientists of their continents, give an expressive review of the climate change and its impacts taking place on their continents. For the first time, the reader can get a short and clear but well-founded picture of the changes that are already underway throughout the world.

The organizers wish to thank all those who contributed to the synthesis of this report.


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