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American Geophysical Union: Rahmstorf awarded with Climate Communication Prize at conference with 20,000 researchers

12/14/2017 - For his achievements in communicating climate science findings Stefan Rahmstorf of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) was honoured with the Climate Communication Prize of the American Geophysical Association (AGU). He was awarded at the AGU Fall Meeting, where more than 20,000 scientists gathered at the largest international meeting of Earth and Space Sciences to discuss new trends and research findings.

The AGU Fall Meeting, which took place this year in New Orleans, is the world's largest conference of geophysical sciences. From the latest research findings based on drillings in the crater of the Meteor strike which wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, to researching the newest island Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha' apai in the South Sea which could help exploring the planet Mars - the program includes lectures on new and innovative sciences and aims to spread the latest scientific research findings. Several scientists from PIK attended the AGU Fall Meeting: Amongst others, Anders Levermann, Co-Chair of PIK Research Domain Sustainable Solutions, Ricarda Winkelmann, Junior Professor for Climate System Analysis at the University of Potsdam, Katja Frieler, Deputy Director of PIK Research Domain Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities, and Jacob Schewe, Co-Chair of the Leibniz funded project "Effects of Climate Change on Migration and Urbanization" starting in 2018.

The American Geophysical Union is an international non-profit scientific association with more than 60,000 members of 139 countries. The Union is dedicated to the promotion of the geophysical sciences through the individual efforts of its members and in cooperation with other national and international scientific organisations.


Weblink to the AGU Fall Meeting: https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2017/

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