Tag Archive for 'Anders Levermann'

Society won’t be able to adapt to climate change unless carbon emissions are reduced significantly

November 18th, 2013 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

From 19 to 22 November 2013 some of the world’s environmental ministers will meet for the ‘high level segment‘ of the International climate negotiations in Warsaw. Anders Levermann, co-chair of the research domain “Sustainable Solutions” at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research said “by emitting greenhouse gases, we have already caused global-warming impacts, such […]

Sea level likely to rise by 2 metres for each degree of global warming

July 15th, 2013 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Greenhouse gases emitted today will cause sea level to rise for centuries to come. The paper “The multimillennial sea-level commitment of global warming” published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that each degree of global warming is likely to raise sea level by more than two meters in the future. While […]

Greater Antarctic snowfall increases future ice loss and sea level rise

December 18th, 2012 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Earlier research suggested the Antarctic ice sheet might grow under climate change because global warming leads to more precipitation as warmer air holds more moisture. New research finds that stronger snowfall increases future ice discharge from Antarctica. The paper “Increased future ice discharge from Antarctica owing to higher snowfall” published in Nature shows that a […]