Saleemul Huq among Nature’s top 10 who shaped science

photo of professor saleemul huq

Prof. Saleemul Huq, a longstanding friend of the Degrees Initiative and member of our board of trustees, has been recognised by Nature as one of 10 key people who helped shape science in 2022.  Nature listed Prof. Huq as a ‘Climate Revolutionary’ for his efforts to convince wealthy countries to pay developing countries for the […]

Degrees at the fifth Paris Peace Forum

Andy Parker at PPF 2022 roundtable

The Paris Peace Forum is a high-level annual gathering that supports international cooperation to address global problems. In 2021, the Degrees initiative was chosen as one of ten Scale-Up projects of the Peace Forum, receiving a year of tailored advice and support that was invaluable during the transformation into an independent NGO. We were also […]

DECIMALS Fund changed to the Degrees Modelling Fund

DECIMALS name change to degrees modelling fund

As SRMGI has become the Degrees Initiative, the name of our modelling fund has changed too and the DECIMALS Fund will now be known as the Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF). The DMF will be doing everything that DECIMALS did – supporting teams of scientists in the Global South as they explore how SRM could affect […]

DMF researcher Inés Camilloni gives TEDx talk

Professor Inés Camilloni, who leads the Degrees Modelling Fund’s research project at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina, appealed for more research into the potential drawbacks and benefits of SRM in her TEDxRiodelaPlata talk: Geoingeniería solar:¿quién controla el termostato de la Tierra? (Solar geoengineering: who controls the Earth’s thermostat?). She explained why stratospheric aerosol […]

Degrees briefs the Climate Overshoot Commission

The Degrees Initiative was invited to present its work to the third meeting of the Climate Overshoot Commission (COC) in Cairo, on 19 and 20 November. The Climate Overshoot Commision (COC) is an independent group of eminent global leaders who in 2023 will recommend a strategy to reduce climate risks if global warming goals are […]

Americas Conference on Solar Radiation Modification

Americas SRM conference participants

On the 24th and 25th of August 2022, the Inter-American Institute (IAI) for Global Change Research held a two-day conference at the University of the West Indies’ headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica. The conference focused on the scientific and socio-political dimensions of solar radiation modification (SRM), and its implications for the Americas.  Participants included policy makers, […]

DMF Paper: SRM temperature and precipitation in Africa

DMF Team Côte d’Ivoire Paper Influence of stratospheric aerosol geoengineering on temperature mean and precipitation extremes indices in Africa – International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, S. Obahoundje, V. H. N’Guessan-Bi, A. Diedhiou, B. Kravitz, J. C. Moore Summary Climate change is leading to increasing temperature extremes around the world, and Africa is […]

DMF researchers lead session at GRC

Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are prestigious international conferences focused on issues of cutting-edge science and in June there was a Gordon conference focused on SRM. To their credit, the conference organisers made sure that there was a session entirely about SRM impacts in the developing world and we were delighted that it was run entirely […]

First SRM study in Latin America

DMF Team Argentina Paper La Plata Basin Hydroclimate Response to Solar Radiation Modification with Stratospheric Aerosol Injection – Frontiers in Climate, Ines Camilloni, Natalia Montroull, Carla Gulizia and Ramiro I. Saurral Summary The La Plata Basin (LPB) is the fifth largest freshwater basin in the world, and a crucial source for 160 million people in […]

DMF Paper: The effect of SRM on malaria risk

DMF Team Bangladesh Paper Solar geoengineering could redistribute malaria risk in developing countries – Nature Communications, C.J. Carlson, R. Colwell, M. S. Hossain, M. M. Rahman, A. Robock, S. J. Ryan, M. S. Alam, C. H. Trisos Summary For billions of people, one of the most urgent impacts of climate change will be the spread […]