The project “Storyline Scenarios of Extreme Weather, Climate, and Environmental Events along with their Impacts in a Warmer World” (SCENIC) will further develop and apply a new model approach that enables us to investigate how specific extreme weather events observed in the recent past would unfold in different climates. All Helmholtz Centers of the Research Field Earth and Environment collaborate within SCENIC to carry the concept from global simulations all the way to the impacts that matter. Storyline scenarios complement the classic approach to investigating the influence of the climate on extreme events and have the potential to make climate change more tangible and to provide an additional knowledge base for adaptation measures.