2017 likely to be third warmest year on record

2017 is likely to be one of the warmest years for global average surface temperature – according to research from the University of East Anglia. Read this full article at:  ...

Professor Keith Briffa

We are deeply saddened by the death of Emeritus Professor Keith Briffa, who died peacefully on Sunday 29 October 2017. Without doubt, Keith’s greatest impact was in the field of...

Increased risk of severe turbulence due to climate change

Flights will be encountering much more turbulence in future, according to the first-ever global projections of in-flight bumpiness from the Universities of East Anglia and Reading.  Read this...

Vacancy: Lecturer in Climate Science

The Climatic Research Unit currently has a vacancy for a Lecturer in Climate Science.  Full details and the online application form are available on the UEA Human Resources Department...

Better the climate you know

                  New research shows how reducing carbon emissions can prevent billions of people from being exposed...

New book by CRU Associate Fellow Kathleen Pribyl “Farming, Famine and Plague: The Impact of Climate in Late Medieval England”

This new book will be published by Springer next month written by Kathleen Pribyl.  “This book is situated at the cross-roads of environmental, agricultural and economic history and climate...

New reconstructions of summer temperature patterns for the last 1000 years

New reconstructions of summer temperature patterns over the Northern Hemisphere land surface are being published in the 1 May 2017 issue of the journal Quaternary Science Reviews.  These...

Caribbean decision makers benefit from regional-level climate data

Climate data and projection tools developed by CRU scientists working with the University of Newcastle and colleagues in Belize, Cuba and Jamaica during the CDKN-funded CARIWIG project are the...

'Highlights of 2016' by the Journal of Environmental Research letters

A paper with a CRU co-author has been selected as one of the 'highlights of 2016' by the journal Environmental Research Letters.  Full details of Highlights of 2016 are avialable at: ...

Supporting economic assessments of climate change adaptation

An ‘Insight’ on Sourcing and Using Climate Change Information for Economic Assessments of Adaptation written by Clare Goodess is available as part of the newly-launched ECONADAPT Tool Box. Read...

Global temperature targets closer to being breached than thought

Global temperature rise may be closer to the limit recently imposed by world leaders than previously thought, new research has revealed. Read this full article

Chair in Climate Science Vacancy

The Climatic Research Unit is currently advertising for a Chair in Climate Science.  Full details of this vacancy are available at: ...

Tim Osborn to take over leadership of CRU

Prof Timothy Osborn has been announced as the next Research Director of the Climatic Research Unit, UEA’s world-leading climate research centre.   Read this full article

Poor countries to bear brunt of climate change

Many of the world’s poorest countries are expected to experience daily heat extremes due to climate change sooner than wealthier nations – according to research from an international team...

Research reveals ‘topsy turvy’ ocean circulation on distant planets

The salt levels of oceans on distant Earth-like planets could have a major effect on their climates – according to new research from the Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the University...

New global temperature visualisations

Our global-temperature record A new set of visualisations of our global temperature datasets are now available, updated each month.  They show temperature changes from our HadCRUT4...

Winter is coming: British weather set to become more unsettled

British winters are becoming increasingly volatile due to extreme variations in pressure over the North Atlantic according to scientists from the University of Sheffield and the University of East...

Avoiding overconfidence in climate projections

Adapting to the effects of man-made climate change in this century requires a careful assessment of the uncertainties inherent in model projections of any related impacts. In a paper out in Nature...

Moira Lamb

It is with deep sadness that members of the Climatic Research Unit, present and past, have learned of the death of Moira Lamb, the widow of the CRU's founder, Hubert Lamb.  She died...

Lamb Memorial prize awarded to Chris Donaldson

C ongratulations to Chris Donaldson for winning the Hubert H. Lamb Memorial Prize for 2013. Chris's dissertation "Private flood mitigation and individual motivation: an analysis of a flood-prone...
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