On 12 of October 2021 – a year ago today – our co-founder, friend and colleague Geert Jan van Oldenborgh passed away.
Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, 1961–2021
With deepest sadness we must share with you the news that Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, dear friend, amazing scientist, co-founder and co-leader of World Weather Attribution, husband and father, and a wonderful human, passed away on 12 October 2021.
Pathways and Pitfalls in extreme event attribution
Experiences from the World Weather Attribution collaboration: We attempt to answer the question whether and to what extent the likelihood and intensity of an observed event changed due to the anthropogenic modification of the Earth’s climate using a method called extreme event attribution.
A limited role for unforced internal variability in 20th century warming
New Research published in the Journal of Climate sheds new light on the long-standing question of how much of the observed changes in Earth’s temperature are due to natural ocean cycles. The short answer is, very little.
Devastating rains in Kenya, 2018
Devastating seasonal rains in Kenya have been reported to have displaced nearly 300,000 people and killed 158. Other countries in the region such as Rwanda and Somalia have also been seriously affected.