High-End cLimate Impacts and eXtremes (HELIX)

At HELIX we are assisting decision-makers and the research community in making adaptation to our changing climate more understandable and manageable by providing a set of credible, coherent, global and regional views of different worlds at 2, 4 and 6°C, with further focus on delivering the knowledge needs of Northern Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Europe.
Here is Professor Richard Betts, the project Director at the University of Exeter and the Met Office, describing the HELIX project (1.5 minute video).

News See All

Asher Minns’ blog forays into the unthinkable with climate research beyond 2oC

An enduring memory of mine from the wreck that was the Copenhagen climate conference in 2009 is the image of a sobbing climate campaigner being consoled by her friends at the train station. Was her grief also in part because she could not anticipate what the world would look like without a...

100 year floods twice as likely in the next three decades at current high-end emissions

Early HELIX results from Lorenzo Alfieri suggest that European flood risk could be higher than previously thought under the highest emissions scenario of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Lorenzo’s research is also assessing high-end impacts on coastal flooding, crops, and energy...

The Challenge of Communicating Unwelcome Climate Messages - see the live scribed visual record

Our workshop, 16-17 April 2015, mixed together climate scientists, social scientists, policymakers and planners, development, artists, psychologists, media people, and communication specialists from public and private sector for interdisciplinary perspectives on the Challenge...

IMPRESSIONS, HELIX, RISES-AM to organise European Adaptation Conference 2017 in Glasgow

Glasgow has won a bid to host the 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) in 2017, it was announced today (Tuesday 28 April 2015). This is a leading climate change conference and will attract around a 1000 delegates from the UK, Europe and around the world. It will mark...

HELIX research: Accounting for risk of tipping points implies increased carbon pricing

Accounting for the possibility of climate change tipping points in economic models leads to a substantial increase in the "optimal" carbon price, suggests a new paper published in Nature Climate Change , co-authored by HELIX researcher Tim Lenton . An overview of the study can be found...