The Iran Degrees Modelling Fund team just published their first study in Geophysical Research Letters, exploring how SRM could affect storm tracks in the MENA region. Analysing modelling data from the GLENS project, the study finds that SRM could partially offset the poleward shift of storm tracks induced by global warming, and thus reduce some water stresses in the region. Not only is this the first SRM modelling paper from the region, it was also produced under extraordinary circumstances. Due to the US sanctions against Iran, SRMGI (The Degrees Initiative) was unable to fund the team’s salaries or equipment. But the team decided to carry on with their research anyway, making this paper an even greater achievement. Hats off to you Khalil and Vahid!