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The IPCC set to respond to growing demand for climate science to inform policy
January 2024

The IPCC set to respond to growing demand for climate science to inform policy

Dr Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Uta Klönne, Dr Alexander Nauels

Last week in Istanbul, climate scientists and governments met in the sixtieth session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to agree a plan for its seventh, and potentially most consequential report cycle. The outcome means the IPCC will most probably take a more streamlined approach to its seventh cycle.

From droughts to floods: how Eastern African countries are responding to the rising El Niño and Indian Ocean Dipole
October 2023

The Horn of Africa looks set to go from one disaster to another as floods intensified by a rising El Niño and a positive Indian Ocean Dipole are predicted to follow a prolonged drought. We take a look at climate policies in the region and what countries are doing to prepare for compound extreme events.

Clouds
September 2023

Calls for a moratorium on solar radiation modification (SRM) today by the Overshoot Commission seem sensible – such sun-blocking technologies are highly risky. Yet in the same breath, the Commission appears to encourage moratorium-busting SRM testing, begging the question – is their new report a trojan horse?