There is about a 40% chance of the annual average global temperature temporarily reaching 1.5°C above the pre-industrial level in at least one of the next five years – and these odds are increasing with time, according to a new climate update issued by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
There is a 90% likelihood of at least one year between 2021-2025 becoming the warmest on record, which would dislodge 2016 from the top ranking, according to the Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update, produced by the United Kingdom’s Met Office, the WMO lead centre for such predictions.
Ocean issues are gaining visibility due to various organizational and political developments at the international level.
The World Climate Research Programme, co-sponsored by WMO, IOC-UNESCO and International Science Council (ISC), offers a prime example of this coordination and partnership in climate research.
See the article by M. Sparrow (WCRP Secretariat) in the WMO Bulletin
Computational science is crucial for delivering reliable weather and climate predictions. In this article published in Nature Computational Science, the authors discuss the present limitations in the field and propose the design of a novel infrastructure that is scalable and more adaptable to future, yet unknown computing architectures.
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