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Please find selected media articles featuring or written by researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) here. For articles published only in German, please see the German version of our website.

"Ready for Urgent Action on Climate Change"

On world's first Divestment Day on February 13th, hundreds of events around the world called on institutions to divest from the top 200 fossil fuel companies. PIK-director Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber: "Retracting money from the fossil fuel industry could indeed become something like a world citizen movement." About the Divestment campaign and it's consequences for the economy. Source: The Guardian (UK), 13.02.2015.

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"Clean Technologies and CO2 pricing"

Would a strict carbon dioxide tax work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Could a stronger promotion of clean technologies compensate low CO2 prices? PIK-scientist Gunnar Luderer together with PIK's chief economist Ottmar Edenhofer about deep decarbonisation, successful climate policies and the possibility to combine different approaches. Source: The International Business Times (USA), 02.02.2015.

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"The New Climate Normal"

Largely increased heat extremes and substantially reducted water availability - these are only some of the consequences of a global warming of two degrees. According to the PIK-report "Turn Down The Heat", that was recently released by World Bank, a loss in food security, a greater risk of social violence and spreading of diseases will be the results of climate change. This article exemplarily analyses the risks for the Arab World region. Source: BQ Doha (Qatar), 01.02.2015.

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"Earth System is critically endangered"

Four of nine planetary boundaries of ecosystem stability are irreversibly crossed, a report of PIK and other research groups from nine countries resumes. About the fact that even richer nations face 'Climate Danger Zone' and the scientists' urge to redoubled efforts to rein in pollution. Source: The Washington Post (USA), 15.01.2015.

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