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Climate Extremes & Impacts

Extreme climate and weather events, associated disasters, and emergent risks are becoming increasingly critical in the context of global environmental change. They are a potential major threat to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals and one of the most pressing challenges for future human well-being.

Activities & collaborations

ITS3.2/NH10.7 Climate extremes, biosphere and society: impacts, cascades, feedbacks, and resilience.

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Earth System Data Lab

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Key publications

Reichstein, M. et al. (2019). Challenges for societal resilience under climate extremes. In J. Sillmann, S. Sippel, S. Russo (Eds.), Climate extremes and their implications for impact and risk assessment. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Mahecha, M. D. et al. (2019). Earth system data cubes unravel global multivariate dynamics. doi:10.5194/esd-2019-62

Flach, M. et al. (2018). Contrasting biosphere responses to hydrometeorological extremes: revisiting the 2010 western Russian Heatwave. doi:10.5194/bg-2018-130

Frank, D. et al. (2015). Effects of climate extremes on the terrestrial carbon cycle: concepts, processes and potential future impacts. doi:10.1111/gcb.12916

Video statements

Herrenhausen Conference
"Extreme Events - Building Climate Resilient Socities" (Hannover, October 2019)

A natural disaster is like a virus Interview with Debarati Guha-Sapir (Video)

Photo: David Carreno Hansen for Volkswagen Foundation


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