RECEIPT publication – can COVID-19 teach us how to prepare for climate risks?
The series of consequences triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns about resilience to major crises. The pandemic disrupted societies at multiple scales via networks of trade, finance, mobility and communication. However, these complex systems can also facilitate resilience if managed effectively. This is true for the current pandemic as well as other global disruptions, like climate change An article published in […]+ Read More
Intensification of extreme snowfall under future warming
Surprising as it may be, increasing global temperatures could go hand in hand with more intense snowfall. Global warming caused by the continuous emission of greenhouse gasses is linked to increasingly frequent and intense weather events, ranging from heatwaves to major hurricanes. RECEIPT researchers are interested in how changing precipitation patterns due to global warming […]+ Read More
Climate action in the post-covid world
What is there to learn from the COVID-19 health crisis? One thing is certain: it has made the value of preparedness and resilience dramatically clear. How to prevent the avoidable and to prepare for the unavoidable, that is what scientists address in this brochure and try to formulate an answer to. As part of the […]+ Read More
Meet Robin Middelanis, always looking for the ‘I’ in hurricanes and in the mind
For the third episode of our Young Researchers series, we’ve invited Robin Middelanis to take the floor and introduce himself and his research. Robin works at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Growing up, he wanted to be a lawyer or an actor. But lucky for us, his path took in the direction of […]+ Read More
What Climate Researchers Are Hoping to See at COP26.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP26 is around the corner. This major event brings together leaders from all over the globe to agree on how to step up global action to face the climate crisis. With the Conference taking place just a few months after the IPCC’s “code red for humanity” report, all eyes are on […]+ Read More