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  • HABVIA meeting in Ghana

    HABVIA meeting in Ghana

    Eunice Lo and Ritah Pavin Nakanjako have been in Ghana this week as part of the HABVIA project meeting. The meeting was held in Meeting in Accra hosted by the University of Ghana’s Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies. You can read more about the HABVIA project here.

  • Dann Mitchell interviewed by the Guardian as part of a survey of the top climate scientists in the world

    Dann Mitchell interviewed by the Guardian as part of a survey of the top climate scientists in the world

    Dann was interviewed by the Guardian for a climate heat survey of hundreds of the world’s leading climate experts. The scientists’ responses to the survey provide informed opinions on critical questions for the future of humanity. How hot will the world get, and what will that look like? Why is the world failing to act…

  • Team at EGU Vienna

    Team at EGU Vienna

    Dann Mitchell, Peter Watson, Daniel Cotterill and Henry Addison from the group all attended the EGU this April in Vienna. Peter (seen pictured) presented a poster on ‘How should we consider extreme weather risks in future climates given major uncertainties?’ and Henry gave a presentation on his applying AI to climate science work.

  • Peter Watson awarded NERC Pushing the Frontiers grant

    Peter Watson awarded NERC Pushing the Frontiers grant

    A big congratulation to Peter who has been awarded a NERC Pushing the Frontiers grant which will look at machine learning methods of downscaling precipitation. Well done Peter!

  • UN warns ‘planet on the brink’ after warmest decade on record

    UN warns ‘planet on the brink’ after warmest decade on record

    Dann Mitchell interviewed for Sky News and TRT World today discussing climate change and the rise in temperatures worldwide.

  • Dann Mitchell interviewed for BBC

    Dann Mitchell interviewed for BBC

    Dann interviewed for BBC News discussing climate change and why this February is officially the warmest on record.

  • Wilfried Pokam visit to Geography

    Wilfried Pokam visit to Geography

    This week we had a visit from Wilfried Pokam who is from Cameroon, where he leads an exciting research group at University of Yaounde I. Despite the challenges of studying the Central African region, given limited observations, his group have greatly advanced understanding of how the regional climate system works. Wilfried gave a seminar on…

  • Feeling the heat in Bristol ‘walkinar’

    Feeling the heat in Bristol ‘walkinar’

    Alan Kennedy-Asser gave a special “walkinar” (i.e. “walking seminar”) to discuss heat risk in Bristol during his visit to Bristol this week. Over the past few years, a number of heat risk mapping studies and apps have appeared for different cities across the UK, including Bristol, London and Belfast. These heat maps often use the…

  • Ailish Craig awarded joint Fellowship with the University of Cape Town

    Ailish Craig awarded joint Fellowship with the University of Cape Town

    Ailish has been awarded a joint fellowship with the University of Cape Town looking at ‘Climate resilient decision making in the health sector in southern African cities’. Well done Ailish!

  • Alan Kennedy-Asser talks to BBC about extreme heat in Ireland

    Alan Kennedy-Asser talks to BBC about extreme heat in Ireland

    Alan talked to BBC Radio Ulster about global warming and the impacts of heat waves in Ireland as part of the Northern Ireland Science Festival, available to listen here (at 28 mins).