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).

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The impact of high-end climate change scenarios over Europe, poster @climatparis2015 conference

The latest scientific evidence suggest that the increase in global mean temperature is likely to exceed the 2 degrees and target the 4 to 6 degree Celsius by the end of the 21st century. Furthermore, most of Europe is expected to warm more than the average global warming in the 21st century. The...

Improving glacial behaviour for climate modelling, poster @climatparis2015 conference

Livelihoods and ecosystems in Northern South Asia are influenced by the behaviour of Himalayan glaciers as they move and melt and feed the river valleys with runoff. Sarah Shannon at the University of Exeter is improving the understanding of a glacier’s behaviour for incorporating into the...

Communicating unwelcome climate messages, poster @climatparis2015 conference

People from a range of disciplinary and organisational backgrounds discussed how the challenges of ‘high-end’ climate scenarios can most effectively be communicated. Participants suggested that unless the complexity of dealing with the thousands of decisions that might be affected by...

HELIX activities at the Our Common Future Conference in Paris

A number of researchers from the HELIX Project will be participating in the Our Common Future Under Climate Change conference in Paris. We provide here a programme of the sessions they are involved in. Helix Ofucc Programme

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...