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Tag Archives: climate change
Do you know what climate action to take for a safer future?
The science is clear, the climate is changing. The Met Office is one of the UK’s foremost climate change research centres, carrying out world-leading research. With over 8,100 peer-reviewed articles in scientific literature since 1981, and as a leading contributor … Continue reading
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Glacial archaeology – unlocking the climate time machine
Glacial archaeology is a new and emerging field made possible by the increasingly rapid melting of mountain ice due to climate change. Recent discoveries have left experts amazed. Dr Doug McNeall, co-host on the Met Office’s Mostly Climate podcast, chats … Continue reading
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Working for climate resilience with the UK water sector
2022 will be remembered for several meteorological events, including record-breaking heat and a prolonged drought. Eastern England was at the forefront of both events with East Anglia being the driest region in the UK relative to normal for the year. … Continue reading
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Water security and the global water cycle
Throughout February we’ve been focusing on the climate theme of ‘water security’. To understand water security, we first need to understand the way that water travels around the Earth. In this blog post, we’ll learn about the global water cycle, … Continue reading
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Is the future of Alpine skiing all downhill?
In the latest episode of the Met Office Mostly Climate podcast, Dr Rosie Oakes discusses climate and the future of Alpine snow sports with Carlo Carmagnola – a Grenoble-based snow scientist with Meteo France. The first few days of 2023 … Continue reading
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The beautiful game in a changing climate
Climate change is projected to impact the seasonality and intensity of extreme weather events, with more heavy rainfall occurring in the autumn in the UK – but what does this mean for the future of the UK’s most popular sport? … Continue reading
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An awe-inspiring visit to AmazonFACE
A landmark experiment is taking place in the Amazon Rainforest. Misha Khan from the Met Office International team explains what AmazonFACE is; why it’s so important and what it was like to visit the experiment site. At the beginning of … Continue reading
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The temperate rainforests of Dartmoor
Last week, Dr Debbie Hemming, Scientific Manager of the Met Office Vegetation-Climate Interactions (VCI) group, took part in filming and podcast recording for the Sky Climate Show on the subject of temperate rainforests. Here, Debbie explains why she is so … Continue reading
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Food and farming – Delivering science to our stakeholders
Met Office science is helping UK farmers prepare for a changing climate. This work includes a number of ‘Climate Services’ which are funded by Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), as well as other projects. Why do we … Continue reading
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‘Fusing’ the best of UK science to build resilience to high-impact weather events and climate change
An urgent need to understand the increasing impacts of extreme weather and climate change and how these affect society is the focus of an expanded Met Office initiative which is developing deeper partnerships with key British universities. The Met Office … Continue reading
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