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The ISOS multidisciplinary lecture series cover all aspects of research towards the 'Future Ocean', presented by scientists from the Cluster of Excellence and by invited experts.

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04 August 2017 | 11:00
Venue: Large Conference Room GEOMAR West (Düsternbrooker Weg 20)

From climate change to societal impacts – key challenges of climate impact research

Dr. Katja Frieler (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)

How good are we at estimating the risks that 1.5°C, 2°C or 3°C of global warming pose to our societies? The presentation will highlight the key challenges in addressing these questions, including 1) estimating direct impacts on natural or human systems, such as changes in crop yields, flood risks, or potential damages caused by tropical cyclones; and 2) estimating the magnitude of related impacts on society, such as human displacement or changes in long-term economic development. With the IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways currently being drafted, this talk will look at the available research and current gaps in knowledge.

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