Climate Change - Rapid Attribution Studies, Met Office
The scientific group led by Professor Peter Stott at the Met Office has revolutionised the way climate science is applied, by assessing how human activities are affecting current weather. This new scientific application has helped people better understand how the distant-seeming threat of climate change is affecting them in the here and now. Recent assessments made by the team have clearly demonstrated the value of this new approach. Through their analysis of record-breaking temperatures in the UK and above the Arctic circle, the team has brought vividly to life the rapidly rising risks of climate change.