HELIX is an EU-funded collaborative research project assessing the potential impacts of climate change. Scientists from 16 organisations worldwide have worked together to develop a number of future scenarios of the natural and human world as a consequence of 1.5°C, 2°C, 4°C and 6°C global warming.
At HELIX we are now communicating our results to decision makers and the public to help understand what kind of climate change impacts we wish to avoid and make adapting to our changing climate more understandable and manageable.
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The Conversation featured article: Hothouse Earth: here’s what the science actually does – and doesn’t – say
A new scientific paper proposing a scenario of unstoppable climate change has gone viral, thanks to its evocative description of a “Hothouse Earth”. Richard Betts analyses its content. Much of the media coverage suggests that we face an imminent and unavoidable extreme climate catastrophe. But as a climate scientist who has carried out similar research myself, […]
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has invited more than 700 experts from 90 countries to participate in the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) as Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors. The Report will inform policymakers, international climate negotiators and other stakeholders about the latest knowledge on all aspects of climate change. The bureaux […]
Our research suggests that weather extremes caused by climate change could raise the risk of food shortages in many countries. We looked at the difference between global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C and found that – despite increased vulnerability to food insecurity in both scenarios – the effects could be worse for most countries at 2°C. […]