Sophie Adams

Research Associate


Sophie Adams is a Research Associate of Climate Analytics. She is co-author of the World Bank Turn Down the Heat reports and was on the managerial team for the preparation of the second report in the series, Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience. She is currently completing a doctorate at the University of New South Wales, Australia, on climate change adaptation in Australian Indigenous communities.

Selected publications:

Schellnhuber, H.-J.; Serdeczny, O.; Adams, S.; Kohler, C.; Otto, I. M; Schleussner, C.-F. (forthcoming) ‘The challenge of a 4°C world by 2100’, in Brauch, H. G.; Spring, U. O.; Grin, J.; Scheffran, J. (eds) Handbook on Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace. Springer: Cham, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London.

Schaeffer, M.; Baarsch, F.; Adams, S.; de Bruin, K; De Marez, L.; Freitas, S.; Hof, A.; Hare, B. (2013) Africa’s Adaptation Gap Technical Report: Climate-change impacts, adaptation challenges and costs for Africa. United Nations Environment Programme: Nairobi.


    • Reports
    • Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Bill Hare, Olivia Serdeczny, Michiel Schaeffer, Sophie Adams, Florent Baarsch, Susanne Schwan, Dim Coumou, Alexander Robinson, Marion Vieweg, Franziska Piontek, Reik Donner, Jakob Runge, Kira Rehfeld, Joeri Rogelj, Mahé Perette, Arathy Menon, Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Alberte Bondeau, Anastasia Svirejeva-Hopkins, Jacob Schewe, Katja Frieler, Lila Warszawski, Marcia Rocha. (2013)
    • Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, William Hare, Olivia Serdeczny, Sophie Adams, Dim Coumou, Katja Frieler, Maria Martin, Ilona M. Otto, Mahé Perrette, Alexander Robinson, Marcia Rocha, Michiel Schaeffer, Jacob Schewe, Xiaoxi Wang, Lila Warszawski. (2012)
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