The Hurricane Ida Landfall

This post covers the landfall of Hurricane Ida, and effects on the region. This post will be frequently updated as Hurricane Ida moves over land.

Floods Devastate German Towns

Heavy rains caused flooding in regions of West Germany, affecting the region of Ahrweiler (Rheinland-Pfalz). In the town Schuld (Nordrhein-Westfalen), several buildings collapsed with others

Stefan Rahmstorf: How we can still make it.

Keynote speech at gridXdays – the conference on energy, sustainability and technology presented by gridX – from climate scientist and communicator, Stefan Rahmstorf. At the

The Climate State may Tip at 1.5 or 2 C of Global Temperature Rise

These results indicate that climate tipping is an imminent risk in the Earth System. Even the safe operating space of 1.5 or 2.0 degrees above present generally assumed by the IPCC might not be all that safe. According to the precautionary principle, we must consider abrupt and irreversible changes to the climate system as a real risk – at least until we understand these phenomena better.