Watch our presentation and debate at the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties, COP24, hosted by Poland in December 2018.
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 […]
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. […]
Based on their four years of HELIX training workshops around Europe and elsewhere on the practice and theory of the science of climate change communication, the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and Climate Outreach have published this online resource A guide to the science of science communication
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 […]
Senegal’s HELIX partner, ANACIM, the country’s Met Service (Agence Nationale de l’Aviation Civile et de la Météorologie), has been working with community radio journalists on the difference between weather and climate for the benefit of better communication to farmers and rural communities. A new platform has been established for disseminating weather and climate information through […]
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.
We provide guidance for researchers on how the accessibility of data visuals can be enhanced while also maintaining scientific rigour. Data visuals support communication of climate change. Yet they can be difficult for diverse stakeholders in society to understand. Our new report provides twelve guidelines for putting our recommendations into practice that draw on cognitive and psychological science evidence […]