Climate Change Committee:  ‘This is our sixth statutory report to Parliament on progress towards meeting carbon budgets. In it we consider the latest data on emissions and their drivers. This year the report also includes a full assessment of how the first carbon budget (2008-2012) was met, drawing out policy lessons and setting out what […]

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Met Office:  Extreme summer rainfall may become more frequent in the UK due to climate change, according to new research led by the Met Office in collaboration with Newcastle University. The new study, from the joint Met Office and NERC funded CONVEX project, uses a state-of-the-art climate model providing the first evidence that hourly summer […]

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Natural England and the RSPB, in partnership with the Environment Agency’s Climate Ready Support Service and the Forestry Commission have published a new resource for conservation practitioners, ‘Climate change adaptation manual: evidence to support nature conservation in a changing climate’. Natural England and the RSPB, in partnership with the Environment Agency’s Climate Ready Support Service […]

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IPCC  ‘The Working Group III contribution assesses the options for mitigating climate change and their underlying technological, economic and institutional requirements. It transparently lays out risks, uncertainty and ethical foundations of climate change mitigation policies on the global, national and sub-national level, investigates mitigation measures for all major sectors and assesses investment and finance issues.’ […]

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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 […]

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