New Climate Change Initiative Announced

April 2, 2022 | 3 Comments

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] has undertaken a project to “report on the science and impacts of climate change, with a specific focus on Bermuda.”

This effort is supported by HSBC, and is being led by Dr. Mark Guishard, adjunct faculty at BIOS and Director of the Bermuda Weather Service [BWS], a section of the Bermuda Airport Authority.

Katherine Grantham, HSBC COO and Executive Sponsor overseeing the partnership with HSBC said, “In recent years we have seen the world work together to address the impacts of climate change. In Bermuda, many companies, like HSBC, are now taking steps towards building net zero plans within their operations, HSBC Bermuda is proud to support this important research led by BIOS, which we hope will provide our community with key information on the impacts of climate change on our island home and most importantly, how we can collectively work together to address climate change and further embed sustainability in our everyday lives.”

“I’m honoured and excited to be able to contribute to this critical work,” Dr. Guishard said. “In the decade since the last Bermuda climate change report was undertaken, we’ve seen key advances in our understanding of climate risks to Bermuda. Scientific observations, modelling and projections of storm activity, sea level rise, and the amount and intensity of rainfall affecting Bermuda have all revealed profound changes in natural hazards and climate extremes this century.”

A  spokesperson said, “The project, which began earlier this year, entails compiling existing science and data, and will actively involve Bermudian and international university-level interns. The first part of the report will summarise the science of changes in the climate of Bermuda and, just as importantly, the uncertainties that the future holds. The second portion will focus on impacts to Bermuda that may result from climate change and its effects on local natural hazards, such as hurricanes.

“The synthesis report will highlight critical issues facing Bermuda, in support of public understanding of risks, and in the interest of building resilience.”

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  1. puzzled says:

    In Bermuda’s area it would solve everything by just getting rid of all the hot air from parliament.
    Case closed.

  2. Kim Smith says:

    Thank you BIOS and HSBC for stepping-up to study this critically important issue for our vulnerable island home!

  3. LOL - the real one says:

    Excellent! As part of the “science” and “data” please explain:

    - the huge margin of error in the temperature data, studies & models, not “confidence”
    - the lack of an actual acurate global temperature monitoring network
    - the inaccuracy of climate models
    - the inability to accurately predict the path of one regional hurricane out more the 72 hours but predicting the global climate in 2050 & 2100 based upon CO2 levels is a certainty
    - why dissenting opinions are not allowed in climate reports
    - how NASA can rank years (Hottest Year Ever) when NASA spokesperson acknowledged only being 38% sure because of the margin of error in the data
    - why climate scientists continue to claim to have won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize when the IPCC told them to stop in Dec 2012.

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