WMO Chief Scientist briefing UN Security Council in January 2019

Professor Pavel Kabat, Director of WCRP, Director of WMO Research and WMO Chief Scientist, today addressed the United Nations Security Council during a session on climate related disasters and their impacts on international peace and security. Click the headline for details.

Xuebin Zhang and Olivia Martius, co-conveners and leaders of WCRP's Grand Challenge on Weather and Climate Extremes, would like to bring to your attention an association symposium on high impact weather and climate extremes at the upcoming 27th International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly. The deadline for abstracts is 18 February 2019. Click the headline above for more details. 


Sources of near-term climate predictabilityAn overview article published in Nature Climate Change this week describes the work and vision of the WCRP Grand Challenge on Near-Term Climate Prediction. The paper also highlights operational production of decadal climate predictions through the World Meteorological Organization. Click the headline for details.

WCRP is proud to announce that a Workshop on Correlated Extremes will take place at Columbia University from 29 - 31 May 2019, preceded by an evening panel on 28 May 2019. For more information click the heading above.

Workshop on Correlated Extremes

Nature Climate Change Perspective, 'Taking climate model evaluation to the next level', by Veronika Eyring and others discusses newly developed tools that improve the evaluation of climate models. Advancement in this area is critical for providing the most credible information possible to stakeholders and policy-makers.

Eyring et al. 2019

Figure: Annual mean SST error from the CMIP5 multi-model ensemble. Figure reproduced from Wiley (see Eyring et al., 2019).