Skip to main content

Stefan Rahmstorf

Stefan Rahmstorf

7 commentaries

Stefan Rahmstorf is Professor of Physics of the Oceans at Potsdam University and Department Head at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. His most recent book is The Climate Crisis.

Sort by: Show:
  1. Fifty Years of Climate Dithering
    Bright blue sky over dry field.

    Fifty Years of Climate Dithering

    Nov 9, 2015 Stefan Rahmstorf bemoans the lack of action on global warming since 1965, when scientists issued the first warning.

  2. The Known Knowns of Climate Change
    pa3372c.jpg Paul Lachine

    The Known Knowns of Climate Change

    Sep 18, 2013 Stefan Rahmstorf on the strengthening scientific consensus on global warming.

  3. Melting on Top of the World
    aaa84c0246f86f980372d84f_pa3372c.jpg Paul Lachine

    Melting on Top of the World

    Sep 10, 2012 Stefan Rahmstorf

  4. The Vanishing Arctic
    d56d540346f86f100f01c401_pa2712c.jpg

    The Vanishing Arctic

    Oct 17, 2011 Stefan Rahmstorf

  5. Our Summer of Extremes

    Our Summer of Extremes

    Aug 16, 2010 Stefan Rahmstorf

  1. mazzucato68_Muhammet Ikbal ArslanAnadolu via Getty Images_worldhealthassembly Muhammet Ikbal Arslan/Anadolu via Getty Images

    The Economics of Health for All

    Mariana Mazzucato explains why pandemic prevention and preparedness must be embedded in economic policymaking.
  2. roach166_Kevin DietschGetty Images)_shipping Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

    The Dangerous Incoherence of US Trade Policy

    Stephen S. Roach warns that America’s latest tariffs against China raise the risk of a catastrophic superpower conflict.
  3. songwe13_Anna MoneymakerGetty Images_rutobiden Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

    A New Dawn for US-African Cooperation?

    Vera Songwe identifies three ways that the United States can ultimately help itself by helping the continent.
  4. GettyImages-1166756409

    Raghuram G. Rajan and Rohit Lamba on Indian job creation, industrial policy, democracy, and more

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Rohit Lamba argue that India must place the highest priority on creating and owning intellectual property, advocate an alternative to interventionist industrial policies like subsidies, call for the decentralization of Indian governance at every level, and more.
  5. samadashvili2_ GIORGI ARJEVANIDZEAFP via Getty Images_protest georgia GIORGI ARJEVANIDZE/AFP via Getty Images

    The Global Implications of Georgia’s Political Crisis

    Salome Samadashvili

    Borrowing from the Kremlin’s playbook, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia’s de facto ruler, is seeking to eliminate foreign-funded NGOs, suppress independent media, and eradicate the political opposition. His determination to establish an authoritarian regime reflects his harmony of interests with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    implores the US and Europe to bolster democracy in the country at a make-or-break moment.
  6. op_whatley11_Chun Shu EyeEm_openbook Chun Shu/EyeEm/Getty Images

    Read More Summer 2024 Reading List

    PS editors share books that have impressed them lately, and say why you should consider adding them to your summer reading list.
  7. berglof38_CHAIDEER MAHYUDDINAFP via Getty Images_mangroves indonesia CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP via Getty Images

    Building Resilience in the Developing World

    Erik Berglöf argues for additional financing mechanisms to protect low-income economies against proliferating shocks.
  8. milani5_Fatemeh BahramiAnadolu via Getty Images_iran raisi Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu via Getty Images

    Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis

    Abbas Milani explains why few Iranians within or outside the country truly mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.
  9. rogoff249_Alex WongGetty Images_powellbiden Alex Wong/Getty Images

    Central Banks’ New-Old Inflationary Bias

    Kenneth Rogoff explains why policymakers are more likely to risk higher prices during periods of economic uncertainty.

Edit Newsletter Preferences

Set up Notification

To receive email updates regarding this {entity_type}, please enter your email below.

If you are not already registered, this will create a PS account for you. You should receive an activation email shortly.