Christian Franzke is a scientist focused on understanding climate variability across scales, climate change, extreme weather and climate events, weather and climate risks, and the economics of climate change. He is an Associate Professor and Group Leader at the Center for Climate Physics, Institute for Basic Science, Pusan National University (Korea). He is also one of the founders of the PAGES working group CVAS (Climate Variability across Scales) which attempts to create a better understanding and modeling of the past and future climate variability. He is an editor of Earth System Dynamics and of Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics and received his doctorate in Natural Sciences as well as a master’s in meteorology from the University of Hamburg. He lives in Busan.