We are profoundly saddened to learn of the passing of Dr Lisa Goddard. Our thoughts are with her, family, friends and many colleagues from around the world. Please click the heading above for words from the WCRP community.

Lisa Goddard

Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP)

The WCRP Working Group on Coupled Modelling (WGCM) and the CMIP Panel are already working hard in preparation for the next phase of Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP). Specifically, we need to hear from everyone their views on the positive aspects and challenges they faced in CMIP6, and how they would like to see future phases of CMIP structured and delivered. 

For that, we are inviting the community to take part in the “CMIP Community next steps survey”. It is your chance to help us shape the future of CMIP! 


Deadline for completing the survey: 28 February 2022


8 – 10 February 2022, online

The Risk Modeling and Insurance Working Group of the Knowledge Action Network on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events (Risk KAN) is organizing a three-day workshop to bring together scientists and practitioners in the field of modeling risk in human and environmental systems. Some of the WCRP Lighthouse Activities will present their work on 10 February as part of the workshop. To find out more and to register, click the heading above.

RISKKAN Workshop 22

Tipping Elements Events Series

The Safe Landing Climates Lighthouse Activity, partnering with AIMES and the Earth Commission, has four exciting discussions planned for early 2022. Join us for talks on the role of permafrost, ice sheets, ocean, and monsoons in tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt change in the Earth System. Please see our event website for more information and to register.

2021 Arctic Report Card

NOAA’s 2021 Arctic Report Card documents the numerous ways that climate change continues to fundamentally alter this once reliably-frozen region, as increasing heat and the loss of ice drive its transformation into a warmer, less frozen and more uncertain future. 

Read NOAA's 2021 Arctic Report Card and watch the video summary.