Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Success of climate talks vital for 2 C target

This is shown by the first comprehensive multi-model-based assessment of so-called Durban Platform scenarios, conducted by a team of international scientists led by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) ...

dateNov 15, 2013 in Environment
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One in ten will live in climate hotspots by 2100

One out of 10 people on Earth is likely to live in a climate impact hotspot by the end of this century, if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated. Many more are put at risk in a worst-case scenario of the combined impacts ...

dateJul 01, 2013 in Environment
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Breakthrough in El Nino forecasting

Irregular warming of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, dubbed El Niño by Peruvian fishermen, can generate devastating impacts. Being the most important phenomenon of contemporary natural climate variability, it ...

dateJul 01, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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CO2 removal can lower costs of climate protection

Directly removing CO2 from the air has the potential to alter the costs of climate change mitigation. It could allow prolonging greenhouse-gas emissions from sectors like transport that are difficult, thus expensive, to turn ...

dateApr 12, 2013 in Environment
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More ice loss through snowfall on Antarctica

Stronger snowfall increases future ice discharge from Antarctica. Global warming leads to more precipitation as warmer air holds more moisture – hence earlier research suggested the Antarctic ice sheet ...

dateDec 12, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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