On the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the World Climate Research Programme, Gilles Sommeria (former CNRS-WMO, Geneva) and Ludovic Touzé-Peiffer (Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique - CNRS, Paris) wrote an article on WCRP for the journal of the French society for meteorology and climate, Météo et Climat. They also translated this article into English for us, so that it can be enjoyed even more widely. 

Original article (in French): G. Sommeria, L. Touzé-Peiffer, Le programme mondial de recherche sur le climat fête ses 40 ans, La Météorologie, 107, 10-13, 2019. (Paywalled: subscribe

English version: The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) celebrates its 40th anniversary

40 years WCRP