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Schellnhuber has been appointed a "Distingushed Visiting Professor" at the Tsinghua University

02.07.2019 - Hans Joachim Schellnhuber has been appointed a "Distingushed Visiting Professor" of the renowned Tsinghua University. The founding director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Schellnhuber, who is also a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, and the pioneer of the 2 degrees warming limit, recently received the certificate of appointment in Beijing in recognition of his outstanding scientific achievements. He was honored by Professor Gong Peng, Dean of the School of Science and Director of the Department of Earth System Science at Tsinghua University.
Schellnhuber has been appointed a "Distingushed Visiting Professor" at the Tsinghua University

The letter of appointment was awarded to Professor Schellnhuber by Professor Gong Peng. Photo: Tsinghua University

Schellnhuber has been appointed a "Distingushed Visiting Professor" at the 88th Tsinghua Expert Forum, where he gave a lecture on the risks and consequences of climate change. “Where on Earth Are We Going: Existential Crisis or Disruptive Transformation?” - was the title of the lecture. Speaking to students, university representatives and guests, Schellnhuber not only confirmed the need to maintain maximum global warming at well below 2 degrees Celsius, but also pointed out ways in which the use of renewable energies and a consistent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions could prevent the worst effects of climate change.


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