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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...

4 degrees C – an unavoidable catastrophe?

By Richard Betts If global greenhouse gas emissions do not begin to decline in the next few years, the chances are that global warming will exceed the 2°C “guardrail” that the EU and UN aim...

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...

Hiatus delays unprecedented warming rates

Blog post by  Richard Betts   (with Figure 3 by Ed Hawkins ) Current global temperatures are often discussed in terms of their unprecedented nature when compared to the...

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)...

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...

Human dynamics of climate change

A new 'Human dynamics of climate change' map (available here ) has been published by the Met Office (UK), which aims to illustrate some of the impacts of climate and population change in the...