Hans Joachim Schellnhuber and Daniel Klingenfeld

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber is Founding Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany. Daniel Klingenfeld is Head of Director's Office, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany.

Recent extreme events witnessed around the world are drastically visible reminders of ongoing environmental perturbations on our planet, many of which are linked to global climate change. The last decade has seen an exceptional number of extreme heatwaves with resulting severe consequences.