Tag Archives: environment

What are climate models?

A key way of understanding our climate and making projections about how it may change in the future is to use climate models. These are essentially simulations of the Earth’s climate system. They are made up of millions of lines … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 26 January 2012

Today sees the launch of the Government’s Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) highlighting the top 100 challenges faced by the UK from our changing climate. The research confirms the UK as a world-leader in understanding climate risk, ensuring the governemtn is well placed … Continue reading

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Biodiversity award for the Met Office

The Met Office has become one of only a handful of organisations to achieve a prestigious benchmark for protecting and promoting biodiversity at its Exeter HQ. From creating wildflower meadows to introducing bee hives, the award marks years of work to … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 01 July 2011

The Independent has today reported about a partnership between the Met Office and NCAR and other leading climate scientists to investigate exceptional weather events to see whether they can be attributable to global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions. In ‘Extreme … Continue reading

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Met Office strikes ‘Gold’ for corporate responsibility

The Met Office is delighted to announce that it has achieved Gold in Business in the Community’s (BITC) 2011 Corporate Responsibility Index (CRI), the UK’s leading voluntary benchmark of corporate responsibility. Achieving Gold means that the Met Office is able to … Continue reading

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Why our obsession with the weather could help save the planet

The Met Office has been working on behalf of Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) at the Natural History Museum to encourage learning about weather and climate change. The As part of OPAL the Met Office is coordinating a climate survey, an … Continue reading

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Don’t believe all the climate headlines

Steve Connor of the Independent has written a fascinating article today.  ‘Don’t believe the hype over climate headlines’ is about a story that ran in the paper ten years ago with which ‘climate contrarians have been making much of’. Steve makes some … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 01 December 2010

The prolonged extreme cold and snow remain the focus of media attention leading most national news bulletins on TV and Radio and very close to the front of most newspapers.  Notably we have taken part in a live chat for … Continue reading

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Met Office in the News: 26 November 2010

The cold and snow across the UK is being covered extensively with coverage including, Britain ‘faces 10-day wintry blast’ (mirror.co.uk), North-east UK struggles as snow blows in (independent.co.uk), Fresh snowfall amid ice warning (bbc.co.uk), Snowvember (thesun.co.uk) and Forecasters predict more … 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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