Understanding climate
for the benefit of society

Thea Svensson

Kommunikasjon, Bjerknessenteret

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The Arctic has experienced significant changes due to climate change. A clear sign of this change is the retreat of sea ice, with implications for global weather patterns, ecosystems, and human activity.

Another year is behind us and 2024 is raring to go. 2023 has been a year of new records, from heatwaves, both marine and on land, as well as record breaking CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. But it has also been a year of progress, among other things the East Greenland Ice-Core Project reached bedrock in Greenland for the first time. So, before we take on the challenges and possibilities of a new year, let’s take a moment to look back on the year of 2023.

The Bjerknes annual meeting kicked off last Thursday, opening with a welcome speech from the director of the Bjerknes Center, Kikki Kleiven.

More than a hundred scientist from all over the world gathered at Scandic Hotel in Bergen to take part in the seventh Convention Permitting Climate Modelling Workshop in the last week of August.