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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...

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...

CO2 emissions stalled in 2015 - but CO2 concentrations will still rise

Prof Richard Betts , University of Exeter and Met Office Hadley Centre On 6 th December, the Sunday Times ran an article headlined "Revealed – greenhouse gases to fall "  In my...

Is CO2 fertilisation our get-out-of-jail-free card?

Response to Matt Ridley by Richard Betts In Monday's Times newspaper, Matt Ridley wrote an article entitled: "Now here’s the good news on global warming: Activists may want to shut down...

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...

High-end climate is new territory for the European Conference on Climate Adaptation

HELIX researchers are this week presenting in Copenhagen at the major European Conference on Climate Adaptation ( ECCA2015 ) where around 1000 experts gather to present and discuss their...

Short videos describing our work at HELIX

For the New Year we have made nine shorts to describe our work in the HELIX project. Please watch and feel free to ask questions of us by email or twitter @helixclimate ...

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...

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...

European stakeholders help shape HELIX

  HELIX's first stakeholder workshop, written by Asher Minns   On 14 May 2014, eleven expert users of climate change data and information gathered at a Hotel...