Why we risk being caught off guard

As ever increasing climate chaos is making adaptation critical, these barriers are standing in the way of the needed adaptation: limited resources lack of private sector & citizen engagement...

Major leadership challenges ahead

“Business-as-usual” since the Covid-19 pandemic has created this situation as described in the most recent UNEP Emissions Gap Report: “The lack of stringent emission reductions means that the...

Adaptation conversations are becoming urgent

Adaptation to extreme events is becoming an urgent conversation in many places. Take the Pearl River basin in China for example. This is a densely populated area, with some of the largest cities in...

How to prepare for a heatwave

The IRI’s seasonal forecast for the period Apr-Jun 2024 through Jul-Sep 2024 has this to say: “Regarding temperature, strongly enhanced probabilities for above-normal temperature are forecasted...

“Honesty works best”

I completely agree with Dr. Lieve Van Camp, PhD's comment relating to the realities we face as we continue to heat: "Honesty works best. Honesty is not the same as "doom and gloom"! People have the...

Getting ready for a world at 1.5°C of heating

This week in South Sudan all schools have been closed as the country faces an extreme heatwave: South Sudan shutters all schools as it prepares for an extreme heat wave This will unfortunately not...

Latest instrument readings

November 2022: “Greenhouse gas emissions keep growing. Global temperatures keep rising. And our planet is fast approaching tipping points that will make climate chaos irreversible. We are on a...

Failure of climate-change mitigation

Most leadership teams are out of touch with the physics that is playing out in the physical world and as a result are setup for massive disruption. The physics: We have to go from global emissions...

Climate Literacy in the boardroom

Now that climate literacy has become a critical business skill (on par with digital literacy) it is very important that leadership teams get accurate, up-to-date information from the worlds top...

Our task in 2024

After today’s Copernicus ECMWF press briefing we now have two datasets, JRA-55 and ERA5 showing 2023 as the warmest year on record. These are the anomalies above the preindustrial averages in both...

Early warnings saves lives and infrastructure

Right now the instruments a providing a crystal clear signal of impacts ahead which we would ignore at our own peril. Background from the team at Berkeley Earth: "Prior to the start of 2023, the...

We have a gigantic task ahead of us in 2024

Starting in 2024 emissions must fall by 5.3% per year to limit heating to below 2ºC (8.7% for below 1.5ºC) We have never done this before. Ever. The closest we have come was during covid when...