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, […]

HELIX members to contribute to all IPCC 6th Assessment Report Working Groups

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 […]

Supporting Senegal’s radio stations with climate change information

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 […]

How to make complex graphs more understandable

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 […]

Four years of research. Video message from Andrea Tilche to the HELIX project

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 […]