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Statistics yield better results from climate models

Nordic researchers are creating more realistic forecasts of Earth’s future climate by collaborating with statisticians. Now they’re encouraging other climate researchers to do the same.

Mud from the Greenlandic seabed reveals a hidden past

Sea ice and bedrock shape key for glacier stability.

How hurricanes such as Irma and Maria can devastate the Caribbean marine environment

Ineffective marine protection rules leave the environment unable to recover when disaster strikes.

What will our climate look like in 2050?

Knowing that we have the power to influence global climate is enormously important when trying to imagine what our climate might look like in 2050. To a large degree, it will depend on actions our leaders take now and in the immediate future.

What makes the climate change? Part two

Dig deeper into the geological past to learn more about the large swings in climate throughout the Earth’s history.

Glaciers are vital for Greenland’s fisheries

But as the glaciers retreat on land, this could all change.

Bacteria thrive on methane deep beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet

For the first time, scientists have direct observations of methane-eating bacteria in a subglacial lake in Antarctica. The study also provides evidence of increased methane production below the ice sheet.

Scientists: Three years left to reverse greenhouse gas emission trends

We have until 2020 to reverse the trend of greenhouse gas emissions to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, say scientists. Missing the deadline will cause severe economic disruption.

New weather forecast system makes predictions faster and more accurate

Denmark launches a world-first weather forecast system that can provide more accurate forecasts by the hour, using just a fraction of the computing power of conventional models.

Long term funding cuts put the squeeze on DMI

Asking a national meteorological institution to save two per cent each year is the wrong way to go, say scientists and industry professionals.