Prof Stephen Belcher is chief scientist at the UK Met Office; Dr Olivier Boucher is head of the Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL) Climate Modelling... Read More
The sensitivity of the Earth’s climate to increases in atmospheric CO2 concentration is a question that sits at the heart of climate science. ... Read More
Scientists agree that cutting global greenhouse emissions as soon as possible will be key to tackling global warming. But, with global emissions still... Read More
Long-term climate variability is the range of temperatures and weather patterns experienced by the Earth over a scale of thousands of years. New... Read More
Scientists have presented a new, narrower estimate of the “climate sensitivity” – a measure of how much the climate could warm in response to... Read More
While global climate models do a good job of simulating the Earth’s climate, they are not perfect. ... Read More
The extent of the human contribution to modern global warming is a hotly debated topic in political circles, particularly in the US. ... Read More
While human activity has been the dominant driver of climate change over the past century, natural factors can influence short-term variations in... Read More
Around 50m years ago, Earth was struck by a series of short-term phases of rapid global warming, known collectively as “hyperthermals”. ... Read More
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