Advanced forecasting to help millions on coasts and in cities cope with climate-change impacts

Climate adaptation requires communities to plan ahead for the unavoidable changes coming our way not just immediately but decades from now. By  SARAH WILD In the freezing reaches of Greenland, fissures in the ice sheet mark the battle lines in the fight against climate change. Greenhouse gases (GHG) are driving up global temperatures, melting the ice … Read more

Atmosphere of excitement as Europe’s JWST astronomers study climate on other planets

The weather and climate on other planets has unusual features but planetary astronomers think JWST could potentially discover clues to help answer the fundamental question of “Where do we come from?” By  ANTHONY KING The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) launched on Christmas Day 2021, is already transforming our understanding of planets in our Solar System … Read more

“The impacts have come faster and have been more hefty than we had thought”

Ahead of this month’s COP27 conference in Egypt, we speak to the co-chair of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report who tells us the destructive influence of climate change is coming more quickly and more intensively than predicted. By  ANTHONY KING Professor Hans-Otto Pörtner is a climatologist, an oceans’ expert and co-chair on the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment … Read more