Another batch of DECC ministerial climate briefings have been published. I assume once again that this is down to Leo Hickman.
Here's an exerpt from one of them, on the subject of extreme weather:
More extreme weather
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released, on 28 March, a Special Report ‘Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation’. The report states that human influence has already led to changes in some extremes, including temperature, rainfall and extreme coastal high water. The report projects says that by the end of the 21st century:
- substantial warming in temperature extremes is virtually certain;
- intense tropical cyclone activity is likely to increase in some areas;
- increased extreme sea levels are very likely.
If I remember correctly, the SREX report was the one where the IPCC went all cagey and, well, scientific. Have I misremembered or has DECC been "reheating" the leftovers?
Do read all the documents. I particularly enjoyed (if that's the right word) "D12 909328 Climate science top lines & key facts (P).pdf".