Our work commended by Nature

Our approach to capacity-building around SRM was singled out for commendation in a Nature editorial this week. The piece notes that SRM has the potential to significantly reduce climate risks if employed as a short-term measure, but it could have serious, damaging side effects. In light of such large uncertainties, it supports the US National Academy […]

Our insights reflected in NASEM report

In September 2019, our Director Andy Parker was invited to present to the panel of the US National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). In his comments, Andy emphasised the importance of capacity-building in the Global South, where our work has led the world for a decade. He advised: The current North-South disparity over […]

NASEM report praises the Degrees Modelling Fund

The US National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) today published a major policy report on SRM: Reflecting Sunlight. The 311-page publication is the most comprehensive report on SRM to-date. It is exploring the scientific and socio-political dimensions of SRM and making dozens of recommendations on topics such as research and governance. We were […]

First SRM paper from the Caribbean

On 11 March 2021, another global milestone for SRM evaluation was reached when the Jamaican Degrees Modelling Fund team published the first SRM research paper from the Caribbean region. It was also the first paper from a Small Island Developing State. The team is led by Dr Leonardo Clarke and is based at the University […]

First workshop in Iran

On 5 March 2021, SRMGI (The Degrees Initiative) and the Center for Research in Climate Change and Global Warming (CRCC) of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS) based in Zanjan co-organised the first participatory workshop on SRM (virtually) held in Iran. The meeting was conducted in Farsi and English and gathered 18 […]

Remembering Prof. Laban Ogallo

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Professor Laban Ogallo on 20 November 2020. Laban served as one of the three SRMGI co-chairs from 2017 to 2020 and helped guide the expansion of the initiative in 2018. Born in Kenya in 1950, Laban was a pioneer of climate science and meteorology […]

Safe Climate Research Initiative Grant

SRMGI (The Degrees Initiative) will be able to expand its work through 2021 thanks to a new grant from SilverLining’s Safe Climate Research Initiative. The research fund provided grants to five SRM research initiatives considered to be outstanding: The National Center for Atmospheric Research Climate and Global Dynamics (CGD) Laboratory The University of Washington Marine Cloud […]

Recognising our volunteers

SRMGI (The Degrees Initiative) has been the product of a global community and our work is only made possible thanks to the contributions of volunteers from around the world. These extraordinary people are now recognised on our website and we thank them for their years of invaluable help, providing free expert advice, reviewing Degrees Modelling Fund […]

First three African master’s theses on SRM

We extend our congratulations to Wilfred Francis Domingo and Olabi Léonard Worou from Benin. Along with José Ricardo Kouakou from Côte d’Ivoire, they became the first African students to defend master’s theses on SRM in 2019. Wilfred Francis’s thesis explored with the possible impacts of SRM on the variability of tropical Atlantic dynamics, while Olabi […]

Dr Leonardo Clarke presents to the CORDEX conference

In October, Dr Leonardo Clarke presented his research at a conference of the Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment initiative (CORDEX) in Beijing with support from SRMGI (The Degrees Initiative). CORDEX is a major international project for modelling regional climate impacts, under the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). Leonardo is PI of the Jamaica Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) project, […]