Syukuro Manabe and his colleague Joseph Smagorinsky in 1972.
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A 1967 study by Nobel-winner Syukuro Manabe changed climate science forever
The Earth’s weather and climate interactions form one of the most complex systems imaginable.
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Modern climate and weather models can predict what the weather will be next week and what the climate may be in 100 years. They would not exist without Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi.
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Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann have won the Nobel prize in physics for their climate modelling research.
The aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Barataria, Louisiana, US.
Rapid attribution studies reveal climate change’s influence on the weather, but they’re expensive and time-consuming.
Climate change made the devastating flooding in Belgium, Germany and other European countries in July 2021 more likely.
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A new attribution study finds human-caused climate change made Europe’s July floods more likely. What about Tennessee’s flooding? An atmospheric scientist explains how scientists make the connection.
IPCC reports are often used as legal tool for bringing the powerful to account. And the more Australia’s governments and businesses lag on climate change, the more litigation we’re likely to see.
IPCC authors go beyond the headlines to explain how 1.5℃ warming is measured – and why there’s still reason to hope, and act, if Earth exceeds that limit.
An article in the eminent US magazine Science has triggered debate over whether scientists should use climate models. Here’s what you should know about climate models ahead of today’s IPCC report.
A new study reveals how female climate scientists are perceived by their peers during media interviews.
Rain near Japan triggered a heat wave in North America. To know our future, we have a lot to learn about what drives extreme weather.
Even this radical scenario wouldn't be as effective as it may first seem.
The big wildcard for sea level rise is Antarctica.
If emissions continue at their current pace, Antarctica will cross a threshold into runaway sea rise when today’s kids are raising families. Pulling CO2 out of the air later won’t stop the ice loss.
Lockdowns didn’t have the impact many had hoped.
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Scientists have uncovered evidence of a global paleopocalyspe.
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If a major new study is right, then even our most cautious climate projections have likely been optimistic.
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Our research found these remote Arctic islands are particularly vulnerable to climate change.
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Scientists find oceanic heat has overtaken atmospheric heat as the main cause of melting.
Clouds can act as both blanket and parasol – warming our atmosphere at the same time as cooling it. But which effect will dominate?
Bondi Beach in Sydney is locked down, April 2020.
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My research shows we'll need transformative change not just temporary lockdowns for COVID-19 to make much difference to the climate.
The man who explained the greenhouse effect was accidentally killed by his wife.