Improving communication of links between extreme weather events and climate change
Met Éireann regularly uses climate information and provides climate services to a range of users, from the general public to specialised customers. Climate information can be complex and challenging. It is then important to communicate these advances to the public, media and decision makers.
Through Met Éireann’s active involvement in international climate research, Irish citizens have access to the best available science. Met Éireann also follows international best practice when it come to communicating this information.
The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations. Through years of experience of communicating climate change science throughout the world, they have developed suggestions on how best National Meteorological Services should communicate this information. Met Éireann have adopted these climate communication guidelines.
For further information see WMO Bulletin Vol. 65(2) – 2016 – Un/Natural Disasters: Communicating Linkages Between Extreme Events and Climate Change