Posts Tagged:Extreme weather events

Climate Change in the City

At the recent Smart Cities Week in Vienna, Fritz Reusswig from the renowned Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research talked about the impact of climate change on cities. Climate change is here, we are on track to an unprecedented 4-6°C temperature increase until 2100 and climate change adaptation and mitigation are both necessary, just to…

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Global risks: Climate change, financial crisis and inequality

My previous blogpost already mentioned the World Economic Forum’s recently released “Global Risks Report“. According to this report, cliamte change, the financial crisis and inequality are today’s three biggest risks and together form a multifaceted economic, societal and environmental crisis whose symptoms and challenges are highly interdependent. In the following, I would like to highlight some interesting first insights from the…

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The year starts with a record heat in Australia!

With hurricane Sandy still in our minds, the year began with another catastrophy as a result of climate change: Australia experiences a record heat! It can easily be seen that this is not a usual heat wave as the Australian weather office had to introduce a new colour to show temperature forecasts of more than 54…

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