What can climate models tell us about impacts at 1.5C and 2C?

The commitment enshrined in the Paris climate agreement to “pursue efforts” to limit global warming to 1.5C above preindustrial levels surprised many people, not least climate scientists. As part of the outcomes from Paris, the UN’s official climate science body – the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – was asked to produce a Special Read more…


The Climate Time Machine

See into the past and ahead to the future!  Earth’s global climate is warming. The average temperatures of the air and the ocean are increasing. Snow and ice are melting around the world. Average sea level is rising. Play with the Climate Time Machine. See back into the past and ahead Read more…


Dangerous climate thresholds

Evidence suggests the Earth’s climate has reached critical thresholds in the past, triggering abrupt change. Climate models suggest such thresholds could be reached again as the Earth warms from increasing greenhouse gas emissions. So what do we understand about the current risks? The following infographic developed by the UK Met Read more…

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