Category Archives: Future

All topics concerned with all aspects of weather and climate from next week and beyond

Where is the World Environment Organization?

  While reading reports from various international organisations in the early stages of my research, I found it hard to believe how the environment is not given the same status as other global issues. It is an anomaly of the … Continue reading

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Africa’s Climate Challenges

Africa is arguably the most diverse continent on Earth. This incredible land stretches across the equator from the northern extratropics to the southern; deserts keep company with rainforests and snow-capped mountains overlook savannas. Ancient tribal religions mix with Christianity and … Continue reading

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Does a warming world increase the risk of North Atlantic tsunamis?

News from another country Watching from the comfort of a European city, the images streamed from Japan of muddy, debris filled seawater flooding towns during the Sendai tsunami seemed entirely foreign. Think back though and we come to the events … Continue reading

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Climate Extremes – Why the past is just as important as the future

Climate change is a major threat to humanity, on a health, economic and social level. Large-scale mean changes, such as increasing global mean temperatures, will often lead to more severe and frequent regional extremes. Events like the 2003 European heat … Continue reading

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Captain Climate – Talking to WALLY BROECKER Part II: CO2 and Global Warming

Wally Broecker is a climate researcher who has had so much impact in his field that he is considered one of the most important figures in ongoing climate research. If we picture climate research as a ship navigating in the … Continue reading

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Supercomputer says no: gridding the Earth in next-generation weather and climate models

Making a timely weather forecast, or running a high-resolution global climate model, requires the use of a massive supercomputer.  Simulations that would take months to run on a normal computer take just hours on a supercomputer.  However, supercomputers are far … Continue reading

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Cough for Coal at COP19

by Isobel Braithwaite and Gabriele Messori Carrying a pair of giant pink lungs in front of the Polish Ministry of Economy wasn’t really where either of us had imagined we’d end up on a cold November morning.  Why were we … Continue reading

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A History of Climate Models

Many PhD researchers use climate models with little thought of how they were developed. Often there just isn’t time in modern schedules to investigate their history. How these models evolved through the ages is pretty interesting and involves battling mathematicians … Continue reading

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