High-End cLimate Impacts and eXtremes (HELIX)

Here you will see research and evidence about the climate consequences of going beyond 2 degrees Celsius of average global warming, as well as information about our HELIX project. If you have publications that we should highlight then let us know and/or ask us a question (twitter@helixclimate or get-in-touch).
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, describing the HELIX project (1.5 minute video)

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Carbon Brief writes about the consequence of overshooting the 2 degree target

Two degrees is the internationally-agreed target for limiting global warming, and has a   long history in climate policy circles .  Ambition that we can still achieve it is running high as climate negotiators gather in Lima to lay the groundwork for a potential global deal in...

HELIX presents at COP20 UN Meeting in Lima

Governments, campaigners, businesses and researchers are this week and next week meeting in Lima to finalise and support the last round of annual UN climate negotiations before December 2015’s critical meeting in Paris. T he EU and Japan are joint hosting an event that explores possible...

Call for Expressions of Interest in hosting the 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference in 2017

The three EU-funded sister projects IMPRESSIONS , HELIX and RISES-AM , co-funded by FP7 of the European Union, will organise the 3 rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) in 2017. Expressions of interest (EOI) for hosting the 3 rd ECCA in 2017 are invited.  EOIs...

Face 2 Face with climate change

A striking new exhibition at the University of Exeter, presents 12 of the Exeter based (either at the University or Met Office) IPCC authors through a series of striking large-scale black and white portraits

Global CO2 emissions quota for 2C limit is 'rapidly diminishing'

In their recent Nature Geoscience paper  'Persistent growth of CO2 emissions and implications for reaching climate targets'  HELIX scientists Pierre Friedlingstein (University of Exeter) and Corinne le Quéré  (Director, Tyndall Centre, UEA) provide an update on the...