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The state of the climate

This time last year, climate scientists came to the SMC to brief journalists ahead of the Paris negotiations. As the next COP meeting in Marrakesh approaches, those same scientists talked about the latest in climate science.

What do the most recent observations show and has anything significantly changed? What trajectory are we on, and is the policy response in step with the science? What are scientists expecting to happen to temperatures and the earth’s response to greenhouse gases? And are we moving fast enough with clean energy technologies?

Journalists came to the SMC to hear from scientists with specialities in some of the most important areas of climate science.



Prof. Joanna Haigh, Co-Director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and Environment and Professor of Atmospheric Physics at Imperial College London

Prof. Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem Science at the University of Oxford

Dr Ed Hawkins, Climate Research Scientist at the University of Reading

Prof. Andrew Shepherd, Director of the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling at the University of Leeds

Prof. Peter Stott, Head of Climate Monitoring and Attribution at the Met Office Hadley Centre

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