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Reviewing the summer of extreme weather in 2021 | Carbon Brief

Chloe Brimicombe, a PhD candidate at the University of Reading and analyst on the HiDALGO research project, which is led by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Dr Claudia Di Napoli, postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Reading and visiting scientist at ECMWF. Prof Hannah Cloke, a professor of hydrology at the University of Reading and a visiting professor at Uppsala University. Maureen Wanzala, PhD Candidate at University of Reading and visiting scientist at ECMWF. (date: 14/09/2021)

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How did a small town in Canada become one of the hottest places on Earth? | Eric Holthaus | The Guardian

It’s the mountains of the Pacific coast that have had an essential and unique role in making this particular heat wave possible. Climate change is not just warming the surface of the planet, it’s warming Earth’s entire troposphere – the lowest layer of the atmosphere where all our weather occurs. That’s particularly true in mountainous areas, where temperatures are rising even faster than elsewhere. When snow and ice recedes or even disappears from mountains, the bare soil beneath can warm unimpeded. A 2015 study found that mountainous areas above 2,000 meters (6,500ft) are warming about 75% faster than places at lower elevations. (date: 01/07/2021)

climate  heatwave  mountains  

UK Climate Risk

The Climate Change Committee is working on an independent advice report, due to be published in June 2021, which will inform the UK Government’s third CCRA (known as CCRA3). This website will host all of the outputs for the UK Climate Risk Independent Assessment (CCRA3) (date: 16/06/2021)

climate  adaptation  

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