climate change

Opportunity for RMetS members to join the House of Lords Chamber debate theWeather Club Tue, 24/09/2019 - 17:04

The debate is planned to be held on Friday, 29th November. However, there is a risk that the event might be postponed to January/February, if the parliament requires access to the chamber.

Global carbon budgets – 2019 Briefing paper and Podcast theWeather Club Mon, 23/09/2019 - 14:54

The Society released another climate science briefing paper on “Global Carbon Budgets”. How much COcan the world emit to avoid a global warming of 1.5°C or 2°C depends on the current rate of warming and the past emissions. The briefing paper discusses the concept of carbon budgets, how they are calculated and what uncertainties exist.

Read the briefing paper here.

Exceptional July 2019 theWeather Club Tue, 13/08/2019 - 16:40

Data from the World Meteorological Organization and the Copernicus Climate Change Programme indicates that the global mean temperature for July this year matched and possibly slightly exceeded the record for the hottest month on record. 2016 held the previous record for July, but was impacted by a strong occurrence of the El Niño phenomenon, which contributed to the exceptionally high temperatures.

An Extreme European Heatwave – June 2019 theWeather Club Thu, 27/06/2019 - 10:05

An extreme heatwave that has been affecting large parts of Europe this month continues to intensify, as exceptionally hot air is drawn up from North Africa. 

Marine heatwaves put biodiversity under threat

Heatwaves do not only occur on land, but also inside the ocean. Marine heatwaves are defined as periods of prolonged anomalously high sea surface temperatures compared to the local 30-year long record. Although the occurrence of these events has been observed locally, researchers in recent years looked at this phenomenon at the global scale.

Science Lesson: The Polar Vortex and midlatitude weather theWeather Club Wed, 30/01/2019 - 16:05

What controls the weather in the UK?

Weather Facts: Antarctica theWeather Club Wed, 05/12/2018 - 11:50

 

1. The lowest air temperature ever recorded on Earth amounts to -89.2 °C. It was registered at the Russian Vostok station in Antarctica on 21st July 1983. (Study by John Turner and others).