CCRM news

CCRM has provided climate projections for the Ghana National Adaptation Plan Project

Nov 14, 2023

CCRM has provided climate projections and scenarios for the Ghana NAP project, working with colleagues at engineering giant Zutari, as part of a wider assignment which aims to build the resilience of local communities through effective climate change adaptation. Following in-country meetings to present the methodology and workplan, we then developed baseline data and information…

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David Stainforth in today’s Guardian: can we predict the climate of the future?

Oct 3, 2023

We’re pouring money into computer models – but could they lead us astray?  David writes: “Predicting the future lies at the heart of responding to climate change. We want to know what things will look like if we take certain actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – and what they will look like if we…

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Stephan Harrison invited to represent UK on the seventh edition of GEO-7

Apr 6, 2023

  CCRM’s Stephan Harrison has been invited to lead the climate section of UNEP’s GEO-7 report.  This will inform governments around the world on the impacts of climate change and other risks to sustainable development.   With partners from Canada, Chile and Mexico, the report will be developed over the next 3 years.

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CCRM writes Cornwall Council’s climate change risk assessment

Nov 14, 2022

Cornwall Council has published the country’s first county-level climate change risk assessment, written by a range of academic specialists at CCRM.  The report focuses on a range of climate impacts for the county and focuses on the implications of extreme climatic events on a variety of sectors, including health, transport and agriculture. You can read…

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UNEP Event: Iraq on track in the preparation of its Climate Change National Adaptation Plan 28 July 2022 Beirut

Jul 29, 2022

CCRM scientist Dr Mike Harrison has presented a set of climate projections and climate risk assessments for Iraq, alongside colleagues from Reading University’s Walker Institute and Wood Plc at a 3 day capacity building workshop in Beirut.  With the aim of assisting Iraq in its planning for climate change adaptation, the workshop, organised by the…

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Chamoli disaster caused by massive avalanche

Oct 4, 2021

Stephan Harrison joined forces with other high mountain experts to publish this important paper on catastrophic glacier hazards in the Himalayas.  The Himalaya region is increasingly being affected by these events. You can read the paper here

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Matt Wilson’s latest paper in Remote Sensing

Oct 4, 2021
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Dave Stainforth publishes in Nature Communications

Sep 16, 2020

Dave’s recent paper addresses new priorities in climate economics and the pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  You can read the paper here Almost all the United Nations 17 SDGs will be affected by climate change, although only one specifically addresses this issue.  Dave argues for a massive change of focus to achieve the necessary…

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Addressing the uncertainty in climate models in Southern Africa

Oct 18, 2019

Richard Washington’s latest paper addresses the uncertainty in climate models by looking at model biases in projecting significant drought periods in Southern Africa.  Published in the Journal of Climate, a journal of the American Meteorological Society, this will be an important paper for climate adaptation planners in the region.

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CCRM Director Stephan Harrison awarded personal chair

Oct 8, 2019

In recognition of a long and internationally respected career in climate science, Stephan Harrison has been awarded a personal chair by the University of Exeter.  Stephan is now Professor of Climate and Environmental Science and continues his work on climate change in high mountain systems, as well as advising governments, NGOs and businesses around the…

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