Prof. Jürg Luterbacher, swiss citizen, is Chair for Climatology, Climate Dynamics and Climate Change at the University of Giessen and Visiting Professor with the Chinese Academy of Science in China and Guest Professor at the University of Bern. He received his PhD in climate sciences from the University of Bern, Switzerland. He has vast experience in global climate change issues and weather/climate extremes relevant for society, economy and ecology. He is also an expert in palaeoclimatology and a lead author in the IPCC 5th assessment report chapter 5 “Information from Paleoclimate Archives”. He has more than 160 peer-reviewed publications, including Science and Nature, an h-index of 53 (ISI Web of Science) and more than 10500 citations. He was twice highly cited researcher in Geosciences (Thomson Reuters).