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WCRP CORDEX information feeds directly into policy-driven research. Take, for example, the IMPACT2C web-atlas, which tells visual stories of the potential impacts of climate change with 2°C global warming for key sectors – energy, water, tourism, health, agriculture, ecosystems and forestry, as well as coastal and low-lying areas – at both the pan-European level and for some of the most vulnerable regions of the world to climate change. The conclusions of IMPACT2C have major implications for possible adaptation strategies on national and international scales.
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The call for nominations to the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG) and CLIVAR panels is now open. The deadline for nominations for appointments starting in 2017 (and 2018 for the SSG) is 20 July 2016. For more see the call on the CLIVAR website.
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Great animation by Ed Hawkins!
The animated spiral presents global temperature change in a visually appealing and straightforward way.
The pace of change is immediately obvious, especially over the past few decades. The relationship between current global temperatures and the internationally discussed target limits are also clear without much complex interpretation needed.
New data links thunderstorms to climate via their impacts on aerosols, ozone, and water vapor in the stratosphere. For more see: Barth, M and Zhang, C (2016), Connecting thunderstorms and climate through ozone, Eos.
Photo Credit: NASA/Frank Batteas
See the UTLS Observation Workshop, jointly organised by the Global Atmosphere Watch Programme (GAW), Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC) and Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate (SPARC)
A study by King et al. (2016) examining extreme climate events has found that hu
mans most likely triggered the last 16 record-breaking hot years on Earth, up to 2014.
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