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He has been Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) since he founded the institute in 1992. He is Professor for Theoretical Physics at the University of Potsdam and External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute, USA. Furthermore, he is Co-Chair of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU).
Research news | 2016-09-30
PNAS study examines if climate-related disasters increase the risk of conflict outbreaks
Rockström, J., Schellnhuber, H.J., Hoskins, B., Ramanathan, V., Schlosser, P., Brasseur, G.P., Gaffney, O., Nobre, C., Meinshausen, M., Rogerlj, J. and Lucht, W.
2016 - Journal / article
The scale of the decarbonisation challenge to meet the Paris Agreement is underplayed in the public arena. It will require precipitous emissions reductions within 40 years and a new carbon sink on the scale of the ocean sink. Even then, the world is extremely likely to overshoot. A catastrophic failure of policy, for example, waiting another decade for transformative policy and full commitments to fossil-free economies, will h...
Rockström, J. and J. Schellnhuber
2015 - Newspaper and media input
BREAKING NEWS: the global economy is decarbonizing. Oil companies are abandoning the search for Arctic oil. One of the world’s largest multinational companies, Unilever , has announced it will be running 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. Germany’s Allianz, one of the world’s largest investment companies is substantially reducing investments in fossil fuels. And Sweden has announced it aims to be one of the world’s first ...