WMO confirms verification of new continental European temperature record
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by nathan.reece@rmets.org
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WMO confirms verification of new continental European temperature record nathan.reece@r… 30 January 2024 The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has officially confirmed a new record temperature for continental Europe of 48.8°C (119.8°F) in Italy on 11 August 2021. The findings were published in the RMetS International Journal of Climatology. An international panel of atmospheric scientists verified the temperature recorded by an automated weather station in Syracuse on the Italian island of Sicilia (Sicily). Because WMO Region VI (Europe) contains parts of Asia (e.g. Israel, Türkiye and ..read more
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Early Career Scientist Supported by RMetS Legacies Fund
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by taylor.johnson@rmets.org
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Early Career Scientist Supported by RMetS Legacies Fund taylor.johnson… 24 January 2024 Since 1961, the Legacies Fund has supported RMetS members through financing grants for scientific activities. Recent recipient, Charles Powell, a PhD student in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, shares how the Legacies Fund aided his professional development and enabled him to reach a milestone in his career. Thanks to the generous support of the Royal Meteorological Society through a grant from the Legacies Fund, I was able to travel to the US to attend the 76th annual meeting of the Division o ..read more
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New Year Honours for RMetS Members
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by taylor.johnson@rmets.org
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New Year Honours for RMetS Members taylor.johnson… 12 January 2024 Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) Fellow, Professor Peter Stott, has been recognised in the New Year Honours list with an MBE for services to climate science. Peter, who joined the Society in 1986, pioneered the scientific case for climate change action, with his attribution work providing evidence and advice to governments and the public, supporting policy making and decisions at the highest level. A passionate advocate for creative science communication, Peter’s book, Hot Air: The Inside Story of the Battle Against Climat ..read more
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RMetS’ 2023 Highlights
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by taylor.johnson@rmets.org
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RMetS’ 2023 Highlights taylor.johnson… 21 December 2023 As the nation winds down over the festive period, RMetS President, Professor David Griggs, reflects on what the Society, its members, and volunteers, have achieved in 2023. The Society office will be closed from 5.00pm Friday 22 December and will reopen on Tuesday 2 January. During this period, we may take longer than usual to reply to your messages. From all of us at the Royal Meteorological Society, we would like to wish you a peaceful and enjoyable festive break and a happy new year. 21 December 2023 ..read more
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Seasonal Forecast Outlook for the Energy Sector 2023/24
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by taylor.johnson@rmets.org
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Seasonal Forecast Outlook for the Energy Sector 2023/24 taylor.johnson… 18 December 2023 The Royal Meteorological Society’s second seasonal forecasting event for the energy sector was held on 30 November. The free webinar focused on seasonal forecasts and how they are used by the energy sector, and was chaired by Matthew Wright (University of Oxford and RMetS Energy Science Engagement Fellow). Hazel Thornton (Met Office) gave an overview of seasonal forecasts and explained the upcoming winter outlook. This was followed by two energy panellists, Ben Sloman (National Grid ESO) and Jan Dutt ..read more
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RMetS 'Diverse Voices' Webinars Unveiled to Propel Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Weather and Climate Science
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by nathan.reece@rmets.org
2M ago
RMetS 'Diverse Voices' Webinars Unveiled to Propel Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Weather and Climate Science nathan.reece@r… 13 December 2023 On 30th January 2024, early career scientists and others will come together in celebration of the diversity of people working in and around the field of weather and climate, as RMetS hosts the first in a pioneering series of Diverse Voices webinars. The event series, which is open to all, will showcase the perspectives of early careers and senior people of colour, providing insight into the variety of backgrounds and experiences within the field ..read more
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COP28 Highlights: An RMetS update on Day 12
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by nathan.reece@rmets.org
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COP28 Highlights: An RMetS update on Day 12 nathan.reece@r… 11 December 2023 As negotiations move into the final phase on day 12 of COP28 in Dubai, RMetS Chief Executive, Prof Liz Bentley FRMetS, gives an update on some of the positive highlights that have happened in the last two weeks. Watch here or read the transcript below: Hello and welcome to day 12 of COP28 on Monday, the 11th of December.  Here is the latest update from the Royal Meteorological Society at COP28 as the negotiations move into the final phase.  Despite the COP president, Al Jaber, suggesting that things will b ..read more
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Empowering Future Generations: Enhancing Climate Literacy and Education in the UK
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by nathan.reece@rmets.org
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Empowering Future Generations: Enhancing Climate Literacy and Education in the UK nathan.reece@r… 08 December 2023 In recognition of today’s theme at COP28 – Youth, Children Education and Skills Day (8 December) – we look at climate education in the UK and some of the resources now available to support climate literacy. COP28 reminds us that it is vital for the healthy functioning of society that citizens should be able to engage with the messages put forward by the media or politicians. The Royal Meteorological Society believes that every student should leave school with the basic climate li ..read more
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COP28: Energy, Industry and Just Transition
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by taylor.johnson@rmets.org
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COP28: Energy, Industry and Just Transition taylor.johnson… 05 December 2023 The theme of today (5 December) at COP28 is Energy, Industry and Just Transition. These themes remind us that industries must work together to achieve the energy transition needed to reach net zero and stay aligned with the Paris Agreement. COP28 in Dubai is the latest United Nations Climate Change Conference, and will conclude the first global stocktake, building on the IPCC’s 6th Assessment Synthesis Report from March 2023 and discussing the technical dialogue prepared in September 2023 as part of the stocktake. Th ..read more
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Introducing our 2023-24 Student Ambassadors 
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by taylor.johnson@rmets.org
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Introducing our 2023-24 Student Ambassadors  taylor.johnson… 05 December 2023 Throughout 2023, we have taken time to collate feedback, review, and make improvements to our Student Ambassador Scheme, which aims to link the Royal Meteorological Society with universities and research institutions across the UK. Student Ambassadors support the Society by increasing awareness about membership and activities within their networks, whilst also helping to engage with students who have an interest in weather and/or climate as a science, profession, or general interest.   As a result of this ..read more
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