Dr. Carl-Friedrich Schleussner

Head of Climate Science and Impacts


+49 (0)30 259 22 95-41

Carl is Head of Climate Science and Impacts and a Scientific Advisor to Climate Analytics. He has longstanding expertise in climate modelling and climate impact science, multi-year experience in providing scientific advice at the climate-policy interface including targeted scientific support to SIDS and LDCs in the UNFCCC process.

A climate physicist by training, Carl has received a PhD with distinction at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and his publication record spans a wide range from climate extreme and climate impact projections including water availability and food production to tipping elements and societal implications of climate change. In particular, Carl has focused on science related to 1.5°C degree warming and regional climate impact projections. He is a co-author of the second and third Turn Down the Heat report for the World Bank and author of a series of peer-reviewed scientific studies.

Carl is member of the steering committee of the initiative Half a degree Additional warming, Prognosis and Projected Impacts (HAPPI) and coordinates the BMBF consortium project HAPPI-DE.


    • Peer reviewed
    • Climate extremes, land–climate feedbacks and land-use forcing at 1.5°C Sonia I. Seneviratne, Richard Wartenburger, Benoit P. Guillod, Annette L. Hirsch, Martha M. Vogel, Victor Brovkin, Detlef P. van Vuuren, Nathalie Schaller, Lena Boysen, Katherine V. Calvin, Jonathan Doelman, Peter Greve, Petr Havlik, Florian Humpenöder, Tamas Krisztin, Daniel Mitchell, Alexander Popp, Keywan Riahi, Joeri Rogelj, Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Jana Sillmann, Elke Stehfest, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 2018 376 20160450, DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2016.0450, (2018)
    • Coordinating AgMIP data and models across global and regional scales for 1.5°C and 2.0°C assessments Cynthia Rosenzweig, Alex C. Ruane, John Antle, Joshua Elliott, Muhammad Ashfaq, Ashfaq Ahmad Chatta, Frank Ewert, Christian Folberth, Ibrahima Hathie, Petr Havlik, Gerrit Hoogenboom, Hermann Lotze-Campen, Dilys S. MacCarthy, Daniel Mason-D'Croz, Erik Mencos Contreras, Christoph Müller, Ignacio Perez-Dominguez, Meridel Phillips, Cheryl Porter, Rubi M. Raymundo, Ronald D. Sands, Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Roberto O. Valdivia, Hugo Valin, Keith Wiebe, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A , 2018 376 20160455, DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2016.0455, (2018)
    • Impacts of 1.5 versus 2.0 °C on cereal yields in the West African Sudan Savanna Babacar Faye, Heidi Webber, Jesse B Naab, Dilys S MacCarthy, Myriam Adam, Frank Ewert, John P A Lamers, Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Alex Ruane, Ursula Gessner, Gerrit Hoogenboom, Ken Boote, Vakhtang Shelia, Fahad Saeed, Dominik Wisser, Sofia Hadir, Patrick Laux and Thomas Gaiser, Environmental Research Letters, Volume 13, Number 3, https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aaab40, (2018)
    • Committed sea-level rise under the Paris Agreement and the legacy of delayed mitigation action Matthias Mengel, Alexander Nauels, Joeri Rogelj, Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Nature Communications , DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-02985-8, (2018)
    • Climate Impacts From a Removal of Anthropogenic Aerosol Emissions Samset BH, Sand M, Smith CJ, Bauer SE, Forster PM, Fuglestvedt, J. S., Osprey, S., Schleussner, C.-F, Geophysical Research Letters, 45(2):1020–29, DOI: 10.1002/2017GL076079, (2018)
    • Climate Action Tracker Reports and Updates
    • Warning of climate science - again - written in Doha sand Niklas Höhne, Marion Vieweg, Bill Hare, Michiel Schaeffer, Joeri Rogelj, Marcia Rocha, Johannes Gütschow, Carl-­‐Friedrich Schleussner, Felix Fallasch, Julia Larkin, Hanna Fekete, (2012)