Climate models

The future of precipitation in the Alps

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Less intense average daily precipitation, more intense and localized extreme events. This is what the future climate scenarios for the Eastern Alps indicate, according to the study “Evaluation and Expected Changes of Summer Precipitation at Convection Permitting Scale with COSMO-CLM over Alpine Space”, published by the CMCC Foundation in the journal […]

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Scientists warn against misuse of climate models in financial markets

LONDON (Reuters) – The misuse of climate models could pose a growing risk to financial markets by giving investors a false sense of certainty about how the physical impacts of climate change will play out, article authors say published Monday. With heat waves, wildfires, massive storms and sea level rise set to intensify as the […]

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Antarctica is melting in a way our climate models never predicted, scientists say

The Antarctic ice sheet is not melting in the linear way our climate models predicted. Instead, a more detailed model shows that as the rate of ice loss at the South Pole accelerates rapidly, there is snowfall and brief respite from melting along the way. “The ice sheet doesn’t change at a constant rate – […]