A selection of recent climate reports
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report – Impacts of Global Warming of 1.5°C Above Pre-Industrial Levels
With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C could go hand in hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society.
Committee on Climate Change – Reducing UK emissions: 2018 Progress Report to Parliament
Overall, UK emissions are down 43% compared to the 1990 baseline while the economy has grown significantly over the same period. However most of this is down to excellent progress in reducing emissions from electricity generation, while reductions in other sectors have stalled.
UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Report 2017
A new independent evidence report to Government has been published by the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the UK Committee on Climate Change. It sets out the most urgent risks and opportunities arising for the UK from climate change to help inform the next UK Climate Change Risk Assessment due in January 2017. Identified risks include flooding and coastal change risks to communities, businesses and infrastructure, risks to domestic and international food production and trade and risks of new and emerging pests and diseases. The Evidence Report, consisting of eight individual chapters, has been written by expert lead authors supported by co-authors with particular specialties. A summary of key findings and priorities for the next 5 years is also available.
State of the UK Climate 2016 Report
The Met Office 3rd annual State of the UK Climate report shows 2016 was the 13th warmest year (records dating back to 1910). This report provides a summary of the UK weather and climate through the calendar year 2016 and is the third annual ‘State of the UK climate’ produced by the Met Office. It provides an accessible, authoritative and up-to-date assessment of UK climate trends, variations and extremes based on the latest available climate quality observational datasets.
State of the Climate 2015 Report
This year’s SoC has an emphasis on ecosystems; several chapters have dedicated a sidebar to the complex relationship between a changing climate and its impact on living systems. This notion of connectedness between climate, landscape, and life; between our daily work and the expression of its meaning; between planetary-scale drivers and humble living things; between the abstraction and rigor of data and the reality and complexity of their importance; and especially between one generation and the next-inspires and informs much of the work within this volume.