Monthly Archives: September 2010

Met Office in the Media: 16 September 2010

Climate change remains high on the news agenda in recent days and Dr. Vicky Pope, Met Office head of Climate Advise has written an article in The Guardian today. ‘How science will shape climate adaptation plans’ explains how scientists must press … Continue reading

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How do we avoid the worst impacts of our changing climate?

The world will need to make substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions below current levels over the next few decades if the worst impacts of dangerous climate change are to be avoided. This was a key conclusion from UK and … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 15 September 2010

Following the publication of a new flood action plan for Northumberland 2 years after the Morpeth floods, the Morpeth Herald reports how the local council will be improving its responsiveness to flooding incidents.  The Met Office is, with the Environment … Continue reading

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Avoiding dangerous climate change – An international perspective workshop

How to avoid dangerous and costly impacts of climate change and adapt to those that may be unavoidable is an international problem, requiring a combination of the best scientific advice, strong policy leadership, and varied approaches. UK and US researchers with … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 8 September 2010

The global surface temperature workshop hosted at the Met Office continues to generate media interest. Discovery News reports on providing climate data for the masses. You can read more about the conference and watch an introductory video on the aims … Continue reading

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Global land temperature – a new approach

Today sees the start of an international workshop to initiate development of a new suite of global land surface temperature datasets hosted at the Met Office in Exeter. In February 2010, after active discussions over a number of years within the … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 06 September 2010

Many newspapers have reported on the workshop being hosted by the Met Office this week looking to initiate development of a new suite of global land surface temperature datasets.  The Sunday Telegraph reported ‘Temperatures records to be made public’.  The … Continue reading

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Hurricane season gets active

After a relatively quiet start to the Atlantic tropical storm season, there has been a marked increase in activity over the last week. Following on from the category four Hurricane Danielle, Earl peaked with gusts in excess of 130 miles an … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 4 – Uncertain Climate

In a special Radio 4 series the BBC’s Environmental Analyst Roger Harrabin questions whether his own reporting – and that of others – has adequately told the whole story about global warming.  He finds that the public under-estimate the degree of consensus … Continue reading

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