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Uncertainty in global warming reduced, a new study published in the journal Nature by CRESCENDO scientists revealed

Uncertainty surrounding the extent of future climate change could be dramatically reduced by studying year-on-year global temperature fluctuations, new research has shown. For detailed explanations on this study, watch online the webinar below by Mark Williamson, co-author of the study. A team of scientists from the University of Exeter and the Centre of Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) […]

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CRESCENDO event at COP23: 15 November 2017, 10:00 – 11:15 European Union Pavilion, Bonn, Germany

Using advanced Earth system models to deliver reliable estimates of future global change Realizing the Paris Agreement: A rapidly closing window of opportunity Human activity, notably the emission of carbon dioxide (CO2), is changing the climate. Presently, only ~50% of emitted CO2 remains in the atmosphere causing the climate to warm. The remaining 50% is […]

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CRESCENDO supports UKESM team to showcase UK Earth system science at the Royal Society Summer science exhibition, 3 to 9 July 2017, London, UK

By Alberto Munoz (UNIVLEEDS, UK). This summer CRESCENDO supported the UKESM team (www.ukesm.ac.uk) and the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) to participate at the Royal Society summer science exhibition (3 to 9 July 2017) in London, a unique opportunity to showcase the status of the UK Earth system modelling science and help the general […]

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CRESCENDO is supporting policy makers on routes to realizing the 2015 Paris Agreement, 28 Feb 2017, Brussels

“Cooperation between Earth System Models and Integrated Assessment Models as done in CRESCENDO will help us to implement the Paris climate targets. It will provide insights on the efforts needed to implement these targets as well as the benefits”. This statement from Colin Jones, CRESCENDO Project Coordinator, was one of the most important take-home messages […]

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1st CRESCENDO policy briefing: Realizing the Paris Agreement

CRESCENDO has teamed up with the White Rose Brussels to organise its 1st policy briefing at the European Parliament on Tuesday 28th February


Realizing the Paris Agreement – Pathways and benefits of limiting global warming to 1.5C


 

London MEP Seb Dance has kindly agreed to host us in the European Parliament for a topical policy briefing that will address the 1.5/2°C global warming target set out in the Paris Accord, and will emphasize the use of Earth system models for investigating possible pathways to limiting global warming to 1.5/2°C. This engaging event will also assess the socio-economic benefits of limiting warming to these levels compared to less ambitious targets.
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CRESCENDOschools network – studying climate science with school students more important than ever

By Alberto Muñoz (UNIVLEEDS, UK), Helena Martins (SMHI, Sweden) and Nada Caud (IPSL-CNRS, France).

The CRESCENDOschools network has just started work on an exciting new goal of partnering some of our research institutes with nearby schools.  We will be working and interacting with 16-18 years old students to co-develop novel, educational and informative materials and activities on climate change and climate models. Three schools in Europe have already embarked on this new venture which will see students, teachers and researchers meeting up over the next year to work together on new ways to share project finding with the wider community and increase awareness and understanding about the science behind climate change.

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Doubling of CO2 will cause global plant photosynthesis to increase by a third, study from CRESCENDO´s scientists conclude (Wenzel et al. 2016, Nature)

Doubling of CO2 will cause global plant photosynthesis to increase by a third, study from CRESCENDO´s scientists conclude Vegetation and soil are currently slowing down global warming by absorbing about a quarter of human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2). This land carbon sink is believed to be in part due to increases in photosynthesis. This new […]

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Communicating climate science: Early Career Scientists Event @ CORDEX 2016

By Helena Martins (SMHI), International Conference for Regional Climate, CORDEX, 17th-20th of May 2016, Stockholm, Sweden.

`We are all climate communication heroes!’, with this statement Asher Minns started the Early Career Scientists side-event on science communication during the ICRC-CORDEX conference held in Stockholm, Sweden from 17th-20th of May 2016 (http://www.icrc-cordex2016.org).

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CRESCENDO participates at Universities UK event showcasing EU funded research

The Benefits of EU Collaboration for Higher Education and Research

On Thursday 9 June 2016, CRESCENDO participated in one of the final Universities for Europe events before the EU referendum on 23 June. The event was organised and hosted by Universities UK, in partnership with ResPublica and Scientists for EU.

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The CRESCENDO Project: Next generation of European Earth System Models

The CRESCENDO project, led by Prof Colin Jones from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science at the University of Leeds facilitates a coordinated European contribution to the 6th Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6) where the climate research community compares a range of International Earth system models using common sets of experimental protocols, to improve our knowledge of the Earth’s climate processes and provide the best possible future projections to governments and decision-makers. CRESCENDO in particular better informs a number of key Model Intercomparison Projects (MIPs) where biogeochemical and aerosol components are of critical importance to delivering realistic future projections. Such components include: the terrestrial and marine carbon cycle, vegetation processes, permafrost, atmospheric chemistry and aerosols.

Learn more in this Horizon Magazine article: http://horizon-magazine.eu/article/world-track-catastrophic-warming-forecasters_en.html

World on track for catastrophic warming – forecasters

World on track for catastrophic warming – forecasters