The WCRP and Future Earth sponsored Global Carbon Project has published its Carbon Budget 2018 where it estimates that CO2 emissions will rise by a projected 2.7 percent this year, with an uncertainty range between 1.8 percent and 3.7 percent. In 2017, carbon emissions grew by 1.6 percent after a three-year hiatus. The budget was published today in Earth System Science Data and has clear implications for discussions at the Katowice Climate Change Conference.

Please also see the excellent article produced by Future Earth.

Credit: © Roberto Castillo |
Image credit: © Roberto Castillo |
S2S Book CoverWe are excited to announce that a new book, entitled 'Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Prediction: The Gap Between Weather and Climate Forecasting,' has just been published. It is edited by Andrew Robertson and Frederic Vitart, co-chairs of the Subseasonal-to-Seasonal (S2S) Prediction Project. To find out more click the heading above.

WuebblesDonDon Wuebbles, Scientific Steering Group member of WCRP's Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate (SPARC) Project, has been awarded the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Bert Bolin Global Environmental Change Award for 2018. WCRP warmly congratulates Don on this well-deserved recognition of his wide-ranging and influential research. For more information please see the SPARC website.

For a full list of AGU honors for 2018, please see the AGU website.

ipcc logo The IPCC invites nominations for Expert Reviewers for two Special Reports' Second Order Drafts: both the "IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land" and "IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere" will be open to government and expert review between November 2018 and January 2019. Click the headline for details.

The Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR) is currently seeking a senior adviser to coordinate the newly established office for the World Climate Research Program's regional activities. For more information, click the heading above.

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Credit: Tore Furevik, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research