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State of the climate: Low sea ice and near-record warmth define 2019 to date

This year is shaping up to be the second warmest on record for most surface temperature datasets, behind only the super-El Niño year of 2016. This is... Read More

State of the climate | Oct 16. 2019.
Wildfire by Skilak Lake, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Credit: Design Pics Inc / Alamy Stock Photo.

Global extent of climate change is ‘unparalleled’ in past 2,000 years

The “globally coherent” rise in temperatures seen since the start of the industrial revolution is “unparalleled” in at least the past 2,000... Read More

Global temperature | Jul 24. 2019.
A man throws a bucket of water on himself to ease the extreme heat, Quezon City, Philippines. 5 March, 2019. Credit: Xinhua / Alamy Stock Photo.

More than half the world could see ‘record-setting heat’ every year by 2100

More than half of the world could see new temperature records set in every single year by the end of the century if global warming is not curbed, a... Read More

Heatwaves | Jun 17. 2019.
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State of the climate: Heat across Earth's surface and oceans mark early 2019

Global surface temperatures in 2019 are on track to be either the second or third warmest since records began in the mid-1800s, behind only 2016 and... Read More

State of the climate | Apr 23. 2019.
The Cray XC40 supercomputer used by Met Office climate scientists. Credit: Met Office.

Guest post: Why results from the next generation of climate models matter

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

Guest posts | Mar 21. 2019.
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Halving global warming with solar geoengineering could ‘offset tropical storm risk’

Engineering the climate to reflect away sunlight could halve global warming and offset the risk of increases in tropical storms, new research... Read More

Geoengineering | Mar 11. 2019.
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