Newsletter: Degrees summer update 2023

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Degrees has published the summer update of our quarterly newsletter. This has been a quarter of team-building, outreach, and planning for the Degrees Initiative as we put together an ambitious strategy to expand our work over the next five years. CEO Andy Parker discusses new additions to the Degrees team, our April engagement workshop in […]

Outreach workshop: participants from Mexico & Panama explore SRM risks

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Day one participants of the UNAM and Degrees Initiative joint workshop on SRM, Mexico City. Photo Credit: UNAM. NGOs, government agencies and universities from Mexico and Panama met on 18-19 April 2023 to grapple with the challenges raised by climate change and solar radiation modification (SRM). The workshop, titled ‘Geoingeniería solar: implicaciones para Centroamérica y […]

Job opportunity: hiring a Communications Manager

Duration: Fixed term contract – 12 months with possibility of extension (Full time position) Salary:  £50 – £55k (based on profile and experience) Location: Remote Application deadline: 10th July 2023, at 09:00 Only those with the right to live and work in the UK will be considered. Job Description The Degrees Initiative is seeking a Communications […]

Call for proposals: DMF grants for Central America & Mexico

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Cancún, Mexico – Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. 16 April 2021 Credit: ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO The Degrees Initiative is launching a special open call for proposals for scientists in Central America and Mexico. Grants of up to USD 75,000 are available for research teams from this region interested in undertaking climate modelling research to understand […]

DMF paper: Iran team explores the impact of global warming and SRM on La Niña & El Niño

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Sea surface temperature anomaly, sea-surface temperatures in May 2022 and May 2023 compared to a reference period 1985–1993. Credits: ESA (Data source: NOAA) The climate system responds to changing temperatures in various ways, including fairly periodic changes between warm and cold conditions in the tropical Pacific Ocean (El Niño and La Niña), but also, the […]

Development community engages with SRM at GEM23

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Degrees CEO Andy Parker and DMF scientist Inés Camilloni at GEM23: Growing in a Green World in May 2023 at Harvard University, USA. Photo Credits: The Degrees Initiative. How could solar radiation modification (SRM) be governed in a way that supports the economic, environmental and social priorities of the Global South? The Degrees Initiative introduced […]

DMF scientists respond to NYT opinion piece on SRM

On 18 April, the New York Times published an opinion piece by Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke titled “My Continent Is Not Your Giant Climate Laboratory”. The piece contained a number of misleading statements about efforts to support research and governance of solar radiation modification (SRM) around Africa—efforts from organisations like Degrees, Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G) […]

DMF paper: Benin team explores impact of SRM on sea surface temperature

West Africa around the Guld of Guinea – ENVISAT (2012). Credit: ESA A team of DMF-funded scientists in Benin found that SRM could reduce the impacts of global warming on sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Guinea, both due to a reduction of solar radiation, and also due to its effect on wind patterns. […]

Newsletter: Degrees spring update 2023

Degrees’ quarterly newsletter is back with a spring 2023 update. This year is shaping up to be a pivotal year for the SRM discussion and Degrees’ work has never been more important. Degrees has been busy over the past few months, and CEO Andy Parker outlines recent developments in the world of SRM and all […]

Five Global South SRM experts join DMF research collaborator programme

Degrees is delighted to welcome five leading SRM modellers from the Global South as research collaborators for our new DMF research projects. Their addition marks an important milestone in our mission to build a global community of SRM experts. The research collaborator programme pairs new SRM teams with experienced SRM modellers and it has been […]