Quantifying the impact of vegetation changes on water availability

Dr Chris Huntingford from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology collaborated on a new study in Nature Geoscience which explains how global water availability is affected by changes in vegetation cover...


Contributing role in landmark IPCC report on climate change impacts

Dr Chris Huntingford of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, one of the contributing authors to the IPCC report Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis, explains its aims and significance.


Do the numbers add up? Calculating a COVID-19 exit strategy

There is no doubt that the world has changed as a consequence of COVID-19. As infections rapidly increased many countries, including the UK, implemented ‘lockdown’. While we can all see this...


Earlier spring ‘greening’ triggers changed rainfall patterns

Each year it seems spring arrives earlier and there is much evidence to back this up, but what impact is that having on summer soil moisture and temperatures?Climate change is believed to be making...


Analysis of climate volatility provides important insights on potential for rapid warming

Prof Chris Huntingford, a climate modeller at CEH, is a co-author with colleagues from Exeter University on an important new study on decadal climate variations...Much of climate research is about...


Understanding catchment properties and runoff under both climate change and direct human influence

CEH climate modeller Chris Huntingford tells us more about a recent China-UK collaboration aiming to generate a better understanding of large-scale catchment properties and runoff under climate change...


Estimating transpiration in climate models

Prof Chris Huntingford explains more about new research showing the importance of plant transpiration in earth system models…A paper in Nature Climate Change, led by Peking University and also...


Will droughts in East Africa become more common?

Hui Yang and Chris Huntingford comment on a brief communication paper published this week, in the journal Natural Hazards and Earth Systems Sciences.In our new paper we use available climate models to...


Unravelling a mystery of the global carbon cycle

Dr Chris Huntingford, a climate modeller at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, is co-author of a new Nature paper published this week. He explains more about how the research offers new clues into...