We invite COP24 attendees to attend our side event How can we meet the 1.5°C target and what are the consequences if we don’t? on Thursday 13 December, 16.00 – 17.30 in Vienna Room, EU Pavilion (Area E). Following our very popular UN side event today on high-end climate change impacts (click here to view the […]
Current emissions pathways are taking us above the Paris Agreement goals. We are presenting the latest science of the impacts of climate change at 1.5°C, 2°C and 4°C global warming.
HELIX supported the production of the IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C in several important ways. 1. The decision by the IPCC to go ahead with the report With the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) invited the IPCC to provide a Special Report in 2018 on […]
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. […]
Others are not – we have a choice over whether we avoid them or not We are certain to see sea level rise, says Prof. Richard Betts. We already warmed the earth by 1oC relative to preindustrial levels but the full effect has not kicked in yet. It takes a long time for ice on […]
The results of four years of rigorous research will be presented at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, hosted in Bonn under Fiji presidency. Follow us on Twitter @helixclimate and Facebook to find out which climate change impacts are already locked in.
Andrea Tilche, Head of Unit, Climate Action and Earth Observations, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission addresses HELIX scientists. HELIX partners met earlier this month to present the results of their interdisciplinary research on high end climate impacts and extremes. Andrea Tilche emphasises the role of HELIX and its sister projects IMPRESSIONS and RISES-AM in […]
Glastonbury 2070? How the festival might have to cope with 4℃ of global warming Richard Betts, University of Exeter Glastonbury, Britain’s largest and most famous music festival, is a great symbol of the many faces of the global climate change debate. It’s full of people enjoying life and relying on technology, easily available energy and […]