Monthly Archives: December 2015

CPDN and the Paris agreement

Posted on 16th December 2015

The negotiations in Paris finished with an unexpectedly strong agreement  to aim to limit warming to “well below” 2C, and even “to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5C”. In two articles in The Conversation and Carbon Brief, CPDN PI Myles Allen explores the implications of a 1.5C goal. Whether a 2C or […]

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Climate change found to increase heavy rains like those of UK’s Storm Desmond

Posted on 14th December 2015

In the second real-time extreme weather attribution study in the context of the World Weather Attribution project the team found a 5-80% increase in the likelihood of heavy precipitation like those associated with storm Desmond to occur due to anthropogenic climate change. The Atlantic Storm Desmond brought torrential rain and gale-force winds to parts of […]

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