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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We've made a list of our recent publications

We think pretty-good for a research project that is now half-way through. Please email the authors if you would like copies of the manuscripts that you cannot access.   2016 N. W. Arnell, S. Brown, S. N. Gosling, P. Gottschalk, J. Hinkel, C. Huntingford, B. Lloyd-Hughes, J. A....

El Niño-driven record CO2 rise led to early passing of 400ppm

The rising concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide has passed a symbolic threshold early due to the fastest annual increase on record The human-caused rise in atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide is being given an extra boost this year by the natural climate phenomena of El Niño,...

Communicating climate science @CORDEX 2016

`You are all climate communication heroes!’, with this statement Asher Minns started the Early Career Scientists side-event on science communication during the ICRC-CORDEX conference held in Stockholm, Sweden from 17 th -20 th of May 2016 ( http://www.icrc-cordex2016.org ). Asher Minns,...

HELIX EXPERT Workshop: Challenges and Opportunities for Bangladesh After Paris Agreement

30 April 2016, Council Bhaban, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh Climate change is a reality now and being demonstrated across the globe through various climate events. Warming up of our earth with gradual increase of temperature as forecasted by the scientific community is no longer a myth. Climate...

The long and short of 1.5oC

by Professor Richard Betts , University of Exeter and Met Office Hadley Centre The Paris Agreement aims to limit global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial, and to ‘pursue efforts’ to stay below 1.5°C.  But last year, global temperature was more than 1°C above...