Ocean has absorbed more than 90% of heat gained by planet, shows new reconstruction
NCAS’ Professor Jonathan Gregory has helped reconstruct ocean temperature change over the last 150 years.
A team of researchers, led by the University of Oxford, have estimated that the ocean absorbed more than 90% of the heat gained by the planet between 1971 and 2010. The study also shows that comparable ocean warming happened between 1920-1945 and 1990-2015.
‘It is not too late to take action on sea level rise’, says scientist after award recognition
One of the world’s leading scientists on sea level rise under climate change has received an award recognising cutting-edge science.
Professor Jonathan Gregory, a senior scientist at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Reading and Met Office Hadley Centre, was awarded a BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award. He was awarded the Climate Change prize for his research that has advanced understanding of how sea levels will rise in the future due to climate change.
NCAS director awarded MBE in New Year Honours
Professor Stephen Mobbs, director of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), and Professor of atmospheric dynamics at the University of Leeds has been awarded an MBE for services to atmospheric sciences.
Has climate change affected California's wildfire season?
In 2018, the California wildfire season was more destructive than any previous California wildfire season on record. Throughout late summer and autumn a series of wildfires broke out across the state with the most severe consequences occuring in Northern California. The most dangerous fire, known as the Camp Fire, killed over 80 civilians.
Experts have drawn links between this year’s extreme wildfire season and increasing global temperatures, but it is difficult to pinpoint exactly how climate change has affected the California wildfires.