Is there a connection between climate change and wildfires? Kevin Trenberth, Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, explains that "Global warming does not cause wildfires ... global warming exacerbates the conditions and raises the risk of wildfire." To find out how this relates to the Earth's energy imbalance, click the headline above.
The IPCC have released their Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C. Click the headline for details.
WMO Chief Scientist and Research Director, Pavel Kabat, is currently at the IPCC meeting to consider its Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC. He specifically mentions the role of WCRP in the IPCC process. To read more, click the heading above.
At the 48th Plenary session of the IPCC has taken note of the Research and Action Agenda on Cities and Climate Change Science, the primary outcome of the Cities and Climate Change Science conference that was co-sponsored by WCRP. Click the heading above...
Typhoon Trami has had multiple impacts on Japan and delayed the start of the WCRP SPARC General Assembly (see twitter @WCRP_SPARC). Our thoughts are with all those in Japan affected by the typhoon.
The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is very excited to announce the opening of a new WCRP Coordination Office for Regional Activities (CORA). To find out more click the headline above.
The Risk KAN invites interested researchers to self-nominate for a membership in the Knowledge Action Network on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events, in the Development Team (DT) and/or working groups. The deadline for nomination is 15 November 2018.