No warming hiatus for extreme hot temperatures      While there are claims that there has been a hiatus in global average temperatures, no such hiatus has occurred at the extreme end of the temperature spectrum. New research shows extremely hot temperatures over land have dramatically and unequivocally increased in number and area despite claims that the rise in global average temperatures has slowed over the past 10 to 20 years.


Met Office “suggests climate change link to storms”  Climate change is likely to be a factor in the extreme weather that has hit much of the UK in recent months, the Met Office’s chief scientist has said. Dame Julia Slingo said the variable UK climate meant there was “no definitive answer” to what caused the storms.
New tool for assessing fish vulnerability to climate change      A new web portal is helping NOAA Fisheries Service with its assessment of how vulnerable fish stocks are to climate change. The Ocean Climate Change Web Portal is an online system that provides an easy way to display maps of climate data, such as ocean temperature and salinity, over portions of the globe. For example, it can allow a user to view how the temperature in the North Atlantic would change in the 21st century as compared with the 20th century. Users can zoom in and create plots for any region of interest on the planet.
MCCIP website has recently been updated with new marine climate change news and events. Below is a brief summary of the new items that have been added. For more details on all of the items listed below, simply go to and go to the relevant links in the ‘news and events’ box on our homepage.

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