Trisha Patel’s story: South African SRM lecture to published master’s thesis

Trisha Patel talking during a roundtable discussion at Degrees’ research planning workshop in Istanbul, Turkey – January 2023. Photo Credit: the Degrees Initiative. Trisha Patel, a junior researcher working on the 2023 South African Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) team led by Dr Andreas Schwarz Meyer, has published the research from her MSc dissertation in Environmental […]

DMF paper: Exploring SRM’s impact on temperature and precipitation in South Africa

South Africa, Cape Town taken during a day pass by the Expedition 40 crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS), 2014. Photo Credit: NASA The 2018 South African Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) team led by Dr Chris Lennard at the University of Cape Town has published the research from their student Trisha Patel’s master’s dissertation […]

Degrees welcomes the COC’s call for more SRM research in developing countries

The Degrees Initiative welcomes the Climate Overshoot Commission’s recommendations for more solar radiation modification (SRM) research in and led by developing countries, which is set out in its new report Reducing the Risks of Climate Overshoot. These recommendations echo the mission of the Degrees Initiative, which has been changing the global environment in which SRM […]

Two DMF scientists appointed IPCC Vice-Chairs

Photographs of Prof. Inés Camilloni and Prof. Nana Ama Browne Klutse. Photo credit: the Degrees Initiative Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) scientists Prof. Inés Camilloni and Prof. Nana Ama Browne Klutse have been appointed as Vice-Chairs for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I. This working group examines the physical science basis underpinning […]

Prof. Saleemul Huq appointed to UN Scientific Advisory Board

Photograph of Prof. Saleemul Huq. Photo Credit: International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). Professor Saleemul Huq, a member of Degrees board of trustees, has been appointed as one of seven external members of a new UN Scientific Advisory Board. UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced the creation of the board on 3 August 2023, […]

The experience of a young Pakistani scientist at GeoMIP

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By Varisha Khan Varisha Khan (Pakistan) presenting SRM’s potential impact on malaria transmission across South Asia. Photo Credit: The Degrees Initiative. Varisha Khan is an early career scientist working with the Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) team in Pakistan. She attended GeoMIP alongside ten other DMF scientists, from across Africa, Asia and South America. She took […]

Report: SRM engagement workshop in Mexico

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Day one participants of the UNAM and Degrees Initiative joint workshop on SRM, Mexico City. Photo Credit: UNAM. The official report from Degrees’ engagement workshop in Mexico, titled ‘Geoingeniería solar: implicaciones para Centroamérica y México’, is now available online. The workshop was co-organised with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and held in April […]

Global South scientists shape the future of SRM modelling at GeoMIP

Degrees Initiative scientists at 13th GeoMIP

DMF scientists Godwin Ayesiga, Frédéric Bonou, Amadou Coulibaly, Temitope Egbebiyi, Alfonso Fernandez, Varisha Khan, Chris Lennard, Romaric Odoulami, Muhammad Shoaib, Md. Abu Syed, Mou Leong Tan attending the 13th GeoMIP meeting in Exeter, UK. Photo Credit: The Degrees Initiative. Varisha Khan (Pakistan) presenting SRM’s potential impact on malaria transmission across South Asia. Photo Credit: The […]

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 […]