Friday, June 19, 2009

UK Climate Projections 2009 (UKCP09)

Video: Dr Vicky Pope, Head of Climate Change Advice at the Met Office, talks about the new UK Climate Projections 2009 (UKCP09).

Here is some new information on UK climate projections from the Met Office Hadley Centre. So if you live in the UK, this is worth checking out! The website has many resources on climate change available to use free of charge. Isn't that nice!

The UK Climate Projections 2009 (UKCP09) confirm that the UK is likely to see hotter, drier summers and warmer, wetter winters coupled with more frequent extreme weather such as flooding, heatwaves and droughts.

UKCP09 is the latest cutting edge science developed by the Met Office Hadley Centre and is the first time that a probabilistic approach has been used for climate projections, allowing us to take a risk-based approach to planning for the future.

Met Office Chief Scientist, Julia Slingo, said: “Through UKCP09 the Met Office has provided the world’s most comprehensive regional climate projections with a unique assessment of the possible changes to our climate through the rest of this century. For the first time businesses and authorities have the tools to help them make risk-based decisions to adapt to the challenges of our changing climate.”

For more information about UKCP09 see here.

You can read more detailed key findings for different parts of the UK, or look at UKCP09 maps of the UK showing how the climate could change in the future, and how this information should be interpreted.

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