Category: Global Warming

  • Forests, Food, Pandemics and the Extinction of Species:

    Biodiversity Hotspots Research network publishes “10 Must Knows” on biodiversity Press Release by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research 03/25/2022 “10 Must Knows from Biodiversity Science”, ranging from climate stress for forests to the corona virus that has jumped from animals to humans, are now published for the first time. More than 45 experts […]

  • The Endgame: Climate Change as Weapon

    The Endgame: Climate Change as Weapon

    Thinking on these images from Mozambique, Zimbabwe & elsewhere I suddenly realize that what I had only dimly perceived or hadn’t wanted to believe was most likely true: the climate change deniers in power (or even those out of power or refusing to think on this for personal convenience) don’t do this simply out of […]

  • Extreme Weather Likely To Become More Frequent

    Press Release by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research 01/11/2018 Extreme weather will likely become more frequent due to stalling of giant waves in the atmosphere •    Computer simulations predict a strong increase of events in which the undulations of the jet stream in the atmosphere stop moving along. •    This can favor more […]

  • PIK on Colder Winters & a Warmer Arctic

    Press release by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research: Winter cold extremes linked to high-altitude polar vortex weakening When the strong winds that circle the Arctic slacken, cold polar air can escape and cause extreme winter chills in parts of the Northern hemisphere. A new study finds that these weak states have become more […]

  • A “Carbon Law” offers pathway to halve emissions every decade

    Press release by the Stockholm Resilience Centre, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research On the eve of this year’s Earth hour (25 March), researchers propose a solution in the journal Science (24 March) for the global economy to rapidly reduce carbon emissions. The authors argue […]

  • Uri Avnery on The Need to Vote, or, The Lesser Evil

    November 5, 2016                                  The Lesser Evil  WHO WILL win the elections in the US in three days? I know for sure. No need to ask the public opinion polls, the modern equivalent of the Roman interpreters of animal entrails and the more modern readers of coffee grounds. The polls are no more exact. […]

  • Dada to Daesh: 100 Years Ago Today…

    … on February 2nd 1916 in Zurich, Switzerland, the following announcement, written by Hugo Ball appeared in the local press: “The Cabaret Voltaire. Under this name a group of young artists and writers has formed with the object of becoming a center for artistic entertainment. In principle, the Cabaret will be run by artists, permanent […]

  • Burning all fossil energy…

    …would raise sea-level by more than 50 meters – and eliminate all ice of Antarctica  Press Release by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research 09/14/2015 Burning all of the world’s available fossil-fuel resources would result in the complete melting of the Antarctic ice sheet, a new study published in Science Advances shows. The Antarctic […]

  • The Last Days of the Arctic by Ragnar Axelsson

  • Trapped atmospheric waves triggered more weather extremes

    Press release by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research  08/12/2014 Weather extremes in the summer – such as the record heat wave in the United States that hit corn farmers and worsened wildfires in 2012 – have reached an exceptional number in the last ten years. Man-made global warming can explain a gradual increase […]