CLIMsystems Blog

Filling the Adaptation Gap: Representative Concentration Pathways for Application

The adaptation gap defines the additional adaptation that will be required if the upper limit of anthropogenic global temperature change exceeds 1.5 C but is kept within the possible secondary target of 2.0 C (or higher). As a result of the COP21 in Paris a new initiative and focus on how this adaptation gap will be managed has emerged i.e. there is a global consensus that keeping global temperatures below 1.5 C is looking increasingly unlikely with each passing day and therefore action plans need to be made and implemented for adapting a wide range of sectors from food to water and health for a 2.0 C and possibly even warmer world by 2100 and beyond.

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Global Climate Change and Health: The Right to Health in a Climate Changed World

Human health can be affected by a wide range of ecological disruptions. Links with climate change, is a recent development and reflects the expanding breadth and sophistication of scientific knowledge. Nevertheless, the relationship of human health and disease with climate probably predates written history.

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Urban Flooding and Climate Resilient Infrastructure: New Data and Methods for Problem Solving

Wuhan, the most populous city in central China, was hard hit by extreme rains in July 2016. Wuhan’s excessive and under regulated urban development is partly to blame. Known as “the city of a hundred lakes,” Wuhan no longer lives up to its name. From 1949 to 2015, the number of lakes in Wuhan’s urban area dropped from 127 to 40 owing to infilling for various construction projects that effectively makes it harder for the city to absorb flood water.

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Climate Change Information Distillation for Decision Scale Applications

Over the last several years the international climate modelling community has put a great effort into the dynamic downscaling realm with now massive regional climate data sets available on the internet, for example, ESGF@LiU/CORDEX. The CORDEX vision is to advance and coordinate the science and application of regional climate downscaling through global partnerships.

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Hazards Without Disasters

Climate change is already impacting facilities, communities, and the environment throughout the world. In response, the people are clamouring for climate preparedness and resilience-related guidance and security planning considerations. Agencies have developed and continue to refine climate adaptation plans to identify their vulnerabilities and prioritize activities that reduce climate risks and impacts, in order to more effectively manage these risks to life, property, assets and overall national security.

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Extreme Precipitation and Climate Change – You Have Problems – We Have Solutions

Extreme rainfall analysis with consideration of climate change requires clear problem identification so that appropriate data and methods can be applied. The extensive experience of CLIMsystems in working with the latest CMIP5 daily and sub-daily data means that we know what data needs to be processed the right way to get the outcomes you need in your project. We have worked on critical infrastructure projects around the world. Experience is very important in the field of applied climate science. We have that experience.

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