The Met Office is launching a new Climate Newsletter to inform decision makers, scientists and the public about the very latest climate news and debates.
The twice-monthly email newsletter will bring together the latest research, news and developments on the environment and climate change and will share knowledge around the latest scientific thinking in the area.
The first issue shines a spotlight on extreme heat and the recent record-breaking temperatures across the northern hemisphere. Lytton, in southwestern Canada, broke the country’s all-time maximum temperature record three days in a row.
In addition, the newsletter provides a one-stop-shop for the latest climate news, including information on the Climate Change Committee’s publication of their Adaptation Committee’s Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk which set out priority climate changes risks and opportunities for the UK.
There’s also a look ahead to what’s coming up in climate news, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change being set to publish the first of three reports of its Sixth Assessment Report. 2020’s State of the UK Climate will also be published in the coming weeks.
Also, with less than 100 days to go until COP26 in Glasgow, the newsletter shares details on the Government’s publication of their COP26 Explained document, which highlights what needs to be achieved at the international climate negotiations and why.
In the foreword of the first edition of the newsletter, Director of the Met Office Hadley Centre Professor Albert Klein Tank noted, “Our climate is changing rapidly and will continue to change this century and beyond.
“Climate science is essential to help understand the challenges ahead and guide decisions to build the resilience we need to face the challenges of the future.
“As we approach the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow later this year, we will also share information on what the Met Office and others are doing ahead of these critical negotiations, including how research from our new climate science programme will address some of the key scientific challenges to inform the international climate gathering and beyond.”
You can sign up for the Get ready for tomorrow climate newsletter via GovDelivery.