Dr Kai Kornhuber

Senior Scientist


Dr Kai Kornhuber

Kai Kornhuber is a Senior Scientist and leader of the Group Climate Extremes and Climate Modelling at Climate Analytics. He is also an adjunct Associate Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Lecturer at the Columbia Climate School in New York and a Senior Fellow on Climate Risks at the German Council on Foreign Relations.

His research is dedicated to physical drivers of extreme weather and climate events and associated societal impacts under current and future climatic conditions.

He is Founding Member of the EarthNetwork on Sustainable and Resilient Living in an Era of Increasing Disasters at Columbia’s Climate School, Co-Chair of the Compound Events Working Group at Risk-Kan and a Co-Pi of the Project PERSEVERE within the BMBF Consortium ClimXtreme. At Climate Analytics he is leading the efforts on quantifying Physical and Acute Risks within the NGFS network.


    • Reports
    • Briefing note on systemic risk J. Sillmann, S. Hochrainer-Stigler, T. Huang-Lachmann, S. Juhola, Kai Kornhuber, M. Mahecha, R. Mechler, M. Reichstein, A. Ruane, P.-J. Schweizer, S. Williams (2022)