The Technical Report published by the Joint Research Center (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, provides evidence-based scientific support showing the impacts of the emerging drought that has been visible in Europe during the winter and spring months. Based on the observation of Combined Drought Indicators (CDI). These indicators combine meteorological, hydrological and biophysical variables captured by satellites as well as the temporal and spatial scales of the



'Flammagenitus' or as they are more commonly known ''Pyrocumilonimbus' (PyroCbs) is name given to the  thunderstorm that forms in the smoke plume of a fire (nuclear bomb blast or volcanic ash cloud). The large plumes of smoke generated during massive fires on the Earth's surface or volcanic eruptions,..... when they reach a certain magnitude, they are capable of generating large vertical clouds that cause meteorological phenomena such as electrical storms and tornadoes. In the case of a forest


To wrap up their 4-part webinar series, the My Climate Risk Hub at Ateneo de Manila University invites you to join the final session entitled Shifting "From Handover to Handshake": Co-generating Climate Change Information for Resilience, taking place 7 December 2022, 4:00-5:30 p.m. Philippine Standard Time (GMT+8) / 8:00-9:30 a.m. UTC. Please register for the session here.


We are delighted to announce that the new WCRP Regional Information for Society (RIfS) coordination office will be hosted by Ouranos, located in Montréal, Canada. Click the heading above for more details.

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Join the discussion on Health Implications of Climate Tipping Points, taking place on 5 December 2022, 17:30 - 19:00 CET. This webinar is part of the Tipping Points Discussion Series organized by AIMES, the Earth Commission, the WCRP Safe Landing Climates Lighthouse Activity, and other partners. Click here for registration and additional information.
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WCRP is seeking an intern, commencing 1 February 2023 (or soon thereafter) for a period of 12 months, in Geneva, Switzerland. The deadline for applications is 20 December 2022. For further information and to apply, click the heading above.


Join the penultimate session of this 4-part webinar series to share perspectives and approaches to do climate science, communication, and risk management, taking place on 23 November 2022, 8:00-9:30 UTC. Please register for the session here.

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Big news for 21st century research developments in Australia! The Australian Research Council (ARC) recently announced eleven new research centers, three of which relate to climate science and greenhouse gas management. It's an exciting and important step for Australia's efforts to facilitate cooperation between universities, industry, and government, and to effectively address the country's most pressing scientific challenges. Click here to learn more.

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The 2022 Global Carbon Budget 2022 was released today at COP27 In Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. It clearly shows that global carbon emissions remain at record highs with no sign of decreasing. The full findings, published in Earth System Science Data, are now available, and the new Global Carbon Budget website provides many additional resources.


WCRP is delighted to announce the 2022 release of "10 New Insights in Climate Science". To find out more, click the heading above.


The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 is underway in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. WCRP is directly involved in several sessions, including Climate Information for Decision Making on 9 November, the launch of the 10 New Insights in Climate Science 2022 on 10 November (with a panel session on 12 November), and the launch of the Global Carbon Budget 2022 on 11 November 2022. For more information, see our COP27 event page

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Join the first session of this 4-part webinar series to share perspectives and approaches to do climate science, communication, and risk management, taking place on 8 November, 01:00-02:30 UTC. Please register for the session here.

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Join us for a webinar on cloud feedbacks and atmospheric dynamics from the latest series on tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system, taking place on 23 November, 10:30 - 12:00 CET. Please see the event website.

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EPESC webinar: The Triple La Nina

The WCRP Explaining and Predicting Earth System Change Lighthouse Activity invites you to join the second webinar of the series that will provide a discussion forum on topics focused on predicting and explaining a range of different climate phenomena and events, while supporting the further development of a scientific agenda.

This second webinar will focus on the Triple La Niña and will provide a view of causes, key processes and prediction of such event.


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Cloud climatologyThe World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX) project are pleased to announce the release of the "History of the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project", a report authored by William B. Rossow, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the City College of New York.

40 years ago, the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) was launched to collect and analyze global satellite observations of Earth’s clouds for climate


The SOLAS Summer School is a regular, international event with the goal of providing multidisciplinary air-sea interaction background to the next generation of Earth System scientists. The next in-person School will take place from 5-16 June 2023 at the Ocean Science Centre Mindelo on Cape Verde. For more information and to apply for the in-person Summer School 2023, please use the form provided on the website. Applications must be submitted by 25 November 2022.

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The My Climate Risk (MCR) - Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Regional Hub, through the Ateneo Institute of Sustainability, invites you to the final session of its first online webinar series, "Climate Voices on the Ground: Perspectives from Different Sectors", which seeks to foster discussion on the contexts and experiences of climate change among different communities and stakeholders. This final session takes place this Friday, October 28 from 8:00-9:30 AM UTC. More information is


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University of Massachusetts will be new host of the CliC International Project Office

We are excited to announce that in 2023 the WCRP Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) International Project Office (IPO) will move to the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst. The office will be funded by the US National Science Foundations (NSF) and the National Aeronautics and Spatial Administration (NASA), and with in-kind support from UMass. WCRP thanks Raymond Bradley and Robert de Conto, both at the School


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We are excited to announce an upcoming event on coral reefs in the Discussion Series: Tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt change in the Earth system. The event includes presentations from David Obura and Joanie Kleypas on the potential tipping of coral reefs and related impacts on ocean ecosystems. Click the heading above to find out more and to register.

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The Global Climate Observing Programme (GCOS) is looking for experts to join two of its panels: the Atmospheric Observations Panel for Climate (AOPC), and the Ocean Observations Physics and Climate Panel (OOPC).

aopc website logoAOPC  was established by the GCOS Steering Committee in recognition of the need for specific scientific and technical input concerning atmospheric observations for climate. The Panels’ expertise is essential for assessing the capabilities, gaps and deficiencies of current

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The report, United in Science, shows that greenhouse gas concentrations continue to rise to record highs. Fossil fuel emission rates are now above pre-pandemic levels after a temporary drop due to lockdowns. Emissions reduction pledges for 2030 need to be seven times higher to meet the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement.

United in Science provides an overview of the most recent science related to climate change, impacts and responses. The science is clear – urgent action is needed to mitigate


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Priority Variables Consultation
The CMIP International Project Office (CMIP IPO) invites you to take part in this consultation on priority variables for inclusion within a core set of variables forming the baseline for exchange of climate model data, in any intercomparison project, in accordance with FAIR data and Open Science principles. This consultation is relevant to those involved in developing and operating climate models, data infrastructure and those utilising climate model outputs.  To


Calls for Poster Clusters and Side Events at the WCRP OSC 2023

Poster Clusters

Poster clusters should be designed to bring together a community working on a specific topic within the broader conference themes. The aim is to help participants to organize their poster viewing and to provide a forum for discussion about the cluster topic. In addition to dedicated on-site poster sessions, all posters will be available on the hybrid platform poster gallery at least two weeks before the conference. Virtual poster sessions will be organized during these two



APPEAR aims to bring together research exploiting perturbed parameter ensembles (PPEs) to understand and predict the behaviour of the atmosphere and climate system.

Registrations are open for the Analysis of PPEs in Atmospheric Research (APPEAR) virtual workshop to be held over 2 days: 18 October (15:00-19:00 UTC) and 19 October 2022 (08:00-11:00 UTC). The workshop is organised under the new WCRP Earth System Modelling and Observations (ESMO) Core Project and will showcase the wide range of


 WCRP invites the community to to nominate candidates (including self-nomination) to become members of the Regional Information for Society (RIfS) Scientific Steering Group (SSG). The WCRP Regional Information for Society (RIfS)Core Project focuses on research that underpins provision of actionable information for society’s response to climate variability and change. RIfS is in its establishment phase and presents opportunities for framing and developing the directions and priority foci of