DURHAM – The Climate Service, a service provider that assists governments, companies, investors, and communities assess climate risk, has developed a novel way of predicting hurricane changes, thanks in part to the work of two new senior scientists, Dr. Timothy Hall and Dr. James Kossin, who have joined the organization.

The company’s Climanomics platform provides clients the ability to analyze climate risk, even decades into the future, and uses analytics and existing research to do so.

“Jim and Tim have already played an integral role in our work to embed climate data into global decision-making, and we are thrilled to welcome them to the team,” said James McMahon, CEO of The Climate Service, in a statement. “As well as being preeminent in their field, they are also considerate and exceptional people, as anyone who has worked with them knows.”

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Dr. Hall served as a senior scientist at NASA and studies extreme weather risk, as well as the interaction of extreme weather on climate, insurance, finance, and public policy.  Hall is also an adjunct professor of Applied Mathematics at Columbia University and has previously been an adviser to The Climate Service.

Dr. Kossin previously served as an adviser to The Climate Service as well, and has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and served as an atmospheric research scientist in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Weather and Climate. Kossin’s research focuses on extreme storms and their relationships with climate and the changing of climate globally.

The company provides its platform as a subscription service, enabling climate risk reporting and disclosure that it notes on the company website that aligns with the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework.

“Our goal is to help our clients understand their exposure to climate change, embed climate risk into global decision-making, and facilitate the world’s transition to a lower carbon economy,” the website reads.