Communications

Communications

CAFE Blog

Changing atmospheric circulations in a warming climate

In recent decades, we humans have strongly influenced the behaviour of climate given the enormous amounts of “heat-trapping” gasses that we have emitted since the beginning of the industrial revolution. These greenhouse gasses have generated an increase in the Earth’s temperature and this has had an implication for the climate as we once knew it. More extreme meteorological events have become more common and they are expected to continue to affect us more strongly in the future. Why are these extreme events increasing and what causes them in the first place?

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CAFE Blog

How can the Indian monsoon affect heatwaves in Europe?

The CAFE EU-funded project focuses on improving the prediction of extreme weather in the sub-seasonal range (2 weeks to 2 months). At this time range, including long lasting and far reaching processes is paramount to understand the drivers of meteorological phenomena and improve their prediction. My research within the CAFE project focuses on the prediction of heatwaves over Europe. In this short blog, I will be exploring the potential impact of the tropics on European heatwaves.

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CAFE Blog

Today we decide our future path

Climate change is here today, affecting us and impacting our lives. “But unless there is an immediate, rapid and large-scale reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, limiting warming to +1.5°C by 2100 would be out of reach” assures Valérie Masson-Delmotte, a Climate scientist at the Laboratoire des sciences du climat et de l’environnement (LSCE). To better react, it is worth having an overview of the actual evolution of climate change.

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Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to scientists whose work is essential to our understanding how the Earth’s climate is changing

Syukuro Manabe from the Princeton University, Klaus Hasselmann from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Germany, and Giorgio Parisi from the Sapienza University of Rome received the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for their research and contribution to understanding how the Earth’s climate is changing, the role of human activities in those changes and ‘’reliably predicting global warming”.

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