Photo of WMO Secretary General and its Chief Scientist meeting the UN Secretary-General WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas and WMO Chief Scientist and Director Research Pavel Kabat have met with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to announce the official release of WMO's Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2018. Click the headline for details.

The deadline for applications for the Institute of Advanced Studies in Climate Extremes and Risk Management will now close on 11 April 2019.  The school will take place from 21 October to 1 November 2019 at Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUIST), China.

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The Advanced School and Workshop on American Monsoons will take place from 19-24 August 2019 in São Paulo, Brazil. It will bring together scientists and students to present and discuss research on the American monsoons and their role in the global monsoon system and to plan future activities. To learn more click the headline above.

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Abstract submission and registrations are now open for the ICRC-CORDEX 2019 conference taking place in October in Beijing, China. The deadline for abstract submissions is April 30, 2019. Click the headline to learn more about the conference and how to submit an abstract.

A special collection entitled “The Earth’s energy imbalance and its implications” will be included in the Journal of Climate and all other journals of the American Meteorological Society. To find out more, click the heading above.


IPCCThe Working Group 1 (WG1) contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report (AR6) is seeking further author contributions in some key areas. Click the headline above for more details.

Portrait of prize winner James RenwickOn Tuesday 12 March, WCRP expert James Renwick has been awarded the New Zealand 2018 Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize. James is both a valued active member of the WCRP and WMO community as well as internationally recognized for his exemplary approach to science communication. Click the headline to learn more.

A paper published this week in Nature Climate Change is the first to quantify and contrast the magnitude and impacts of several prominent marine heatwaves using the same methods and metrics as for atmospheric weather extremes. Click the heading above to learn more.


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