permAT Workshop

permAT Workshop in Graz

5 March 2015

“21.7 degrees Celsius on 10 January 2015 in Graz-Straßgang and in Obervellach/Carinthia: record temperatures which make the potential impact of climate change tangible. At a two-day workshop last week at the University of Graz, experts discussed how perennially frozen and thus largely stable scree and rock faces above the treeline are affected by higher air temperatures and how the thawing of these so-called permafrost regions impact on the environment, infrastructure, and on humans.”

The workshop report is accessible here. (German only)