The Climate Report 2017/18 - Page 73



CLIMATE SCIENCE ACTIVITIES
The
Royal
Meteorological
Society’s
Climate
Science
Communication Group (CSCG) and Climate Science Special
Interest Group (CS SIG) oversee activities relating to climate.
The CSCG includes twelve members from the field of climate
science, co-chaired by Professor Peter Stott, Met Office and Dr
Emily Shuckburgh, BAS. The group provides an update to the
Society on the latest advances in climate science communications
and their implications for the profession and the general public.
The group also support activities such as briefing papers,
statements and events on climate science.
The Climate Science Special Interest Group formed earlier this
year and will work closely with the CSCG on joint activities and
CLIMATE COMMUNIQUÉ
The Society formed and led a coalition of 24 of the UK’s
foremost academic institutions and learned societies from
across the sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, medicine
and engineering in producing a communiqué on climate.
The communiqué highlights the risks climate change poses,
the responses required and the opportunities available. This
was the first time such a wide spectrum of the UK’s learned
societies had come together on the subject of climate change.
The communiqué called on governments around the world
to “seize the opportunity” to take action to avert the worst
impacts of climate change. Read the full communiqué at
www.rmets.org/paris_climate_communique
BRIEFING PAPERS
identify potential collaborators and partners for the Society to
engage with regarding climate science. The CS SIG is overseen by
The Society’s Climate Science Communication Group is
eight committee members, drawn from a cross-section of climate
currently producing a series of climate science briefing papers.
scientists, decision makers and industry and is chaired by David
The aim of these papers is to clearly and concisely explain
Warrilow OBE.
important aspects of climate science. Three papers have been
published to date and focus on climate sensitivity, how sea ice
In February 2017, the Society is hosting a meeting dedicated
at the poles is changing and measuring the climate over time.
to climate science communications. Register to attend at www.
The papers can be downloaded at www.rmets.org/briefing-
rmets.org/events/climate-science-challenge-communication
papers
Find out more at71www.rmets.org

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