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Drop In Global Carbon Emmissions

The drop in global carbon-dioxide emissions following the coronavirus pandemic could be large enough to noticeably slow the build-up of CO2 in the atmosphere this year, a team of scientists at the Met Office and Scripps Institution for Oceanography have predicted. But this will not be enough to slow the rise in global temperatures. The […]

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Met Office Joins Forces With Two Universities

The Met Office is joining forces with two more leading UK universities to tackle the key research challenges related to weather prediction and a changing climate. The Met Office Academic Partnership (MOAP) is a cluster of research excellence that brings together the Met Office and leading UK Universities in weather and climate science, to advance the science […]

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Arctic Sea Ice Decline

The Arctic is one of the regions of the world warming most rapidly because of climate change; the rapid loss of Arctic sea ice cover has been one of the most visible indicators of climate change in recent years. Satellite observations, which started in 1979, show Arctic sea ice extent has declined in all seasons […]

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Met Office Launches New Science Strategy

Now more than ever, it is clear that we are living in uncertain times, and we have all felt unsure of what the future will bring. At this time of great need, science has given us a beacon of hope, providing governments with the information it needs to take action and help society combat a […]

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Hadley Centre Anniversary

This week marks the 30th Anniversary of the opening of the Met Office Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on 25 May, 1990. Professor Albert Klein Tank, director of the Met Office Hadley Centre, reflects on the first three decades of our history. The Hadley Centre is a lasting […]

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Biological Diversity Day

As the world celebrates, today, the International Day for Biological Diversity, we turn our attention to the efforts to create a natural haven for wildlife and people at our Exeter headquarters. The wildflower meadow is a key element of the Met Office’s most precious wildlife habitats. Picture: Phillip Gill. Grahame Madge is the chair of […]

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