Tornadoes: Everything you need to know
Dann has written an article for BBC’s Science Focus magazine all about tornadoes! 16th May 2022.
Climate change isn’t just making cyclones worse, it’s making the floods they cause worse too
Laurence Hawker, Dann Mitchell and Natalie Lord have written an article for The Conversation on super cyclones including discussion of cyclone Amphan in 2020. 16th May 2022.
Vikki Thompson’s new paper published in Science Advances
Vikki’s new paper The 2021 western North America heat wave among the most extreme events ever recorded globally is published in Science Advances. The news was covered by over 200 outlets worldwide including The Conversation. 9th May 2022.
Heat Stress and Women’s Health Workshop
Eunice Lo and Gemma Sharp (Bristol Medical School) led a two-day workshop on the 12th & 13th April about Heat Stress and Women’s Health. The workshop successfully brought together climate scientists, epidemiologists, NHS consultants and human geographers to discuss how a warming climate affects pregnancy, births, menopause, and so much more. Many exciting new collaborations to come! 20th April 2022.
Dann Mitchell on The Met Office Mostly Weather podcast
Dann is featured on The Met Office Mostly Weather podcast which was originally part of a Twitter spaces chat. 5th April 2022.
Storm Eunice: Was climate change responsible?
Storm Eunice has caused severe flooding and damage across parts of the UK. Dann spoke to Science Focus about whether climate change was responsible for the storm. Eunice was also interviewed on BBC Radio Bristol. 18th February 2022.
Climate change: US sea levels to rise as much in 30 years as in previous hundred, study warns
In a recent Sky News article, group member Vikki Thompson said the UK was “likely to experience as much sea level rise as occurred in the last century in the next 30 years, and this will lead to an increase in coastal flooding”. 16th February 2022.
What is going on at Jupiter’s poles?
Wheel of Time climate model simulation
Dann Mitchell and Emily Ball have created a climate model simulation based on the Wheel of Time book series, check it out! Have a read of simulating the climate of these books in The Conversation article. 14th January 2022.
The Conversation article on Canada flooding after summer heatwave
Vikki has written an article for The Conversation about ‘Canada’s flood havoc after summer heatwave shows how climate disasters combine to do extra damage‘. 19th November 2021.
Met Office Academic Partnership Vice Chancellor dinner in Bristol
The University of Bristol hosted a Met Office Academic Partnership (MOAP) dinner in Bristol attended by Vice-Chancellors, Chief Scientist and Science Partnership Managers of the Met Office, MOAP Joint Chairs and Co-Chairs from the University of Bristol, University of Exeter, Leeds University, University of Oxford, Reading University and the Met Office. 16th November 2021.
Dann Mitchell interviewed by RMetS at COP26
Dann interviewed as part of MetMatters COP26 Daily Bulletin ‘Cities, Regions and the Built Environment’. You can view the YouTube video here. 11th November 2021.
Dann Mitchell on panel for Public Health in a warmer world – Met Office COP26 event
Dann was on the panel and presented ‘Temperature-related hazards in a warmer world’ at COP26 in Glasgow today in a a Met Office COP26 science pavilion event. Watch it here. 10th November 2021.
Eunice Lo’s Alumni blog on the impact of seed funding on developing climate research
Eunice has written an impact report about how alumni donations have been used in this University of Bristol Alumni blog. 3rd November 2021.
Royal invitation for Dann Mitchell
Dann was recently invited to be on a Q&A panel to discuss climate change hosted by Prince Charles at the COP26 in Glasgow. 2nd November 2021.
Cabot blog about violence and mental health in a warming world
Dann and Vikki have contributed to a Cabot blog on ‘Violence and mental health are likely to get worse in a warming world’. 1st November 2021.
All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group (APPG) panel includes Dann Mitchell
APPG co-hosted an online event with Environment APPG, led by Environment APPG Chair Anthony Browne MP and APPCCG Chair Caroline Lucas MP, sharing clips from the Richard Gere narrated film Earth Emergency followed by a discussion and Q&A with the film creators and Dann was included on the expert panel.
27th October 2021.
RMetS podcast with Eunice Lo on UK heatwaves
Eunice speaks to RMetS in podcast discussing ‘How will climate change affect UK heatwaves?‘. 22nd October 2021.
The Conversation article on what Europe’s exceptionally low winds mean for the future energy grid
Hannah Bloomfield has written an article for The Conversation about ‘What Europe’s exceptionally low winds mean for the future energy grid?‘ which links to the upcoming COP26 in Glasgow. 21st October 2021.
Eunice Lo in Physics World
Eunice has been interviewed for Physics World ‘Getting physical with the climate crisis’. You can also hear Eunice discussing ‘COP26 special: extreme heat, cloud mysteries and climate tipping points’ in this Physics World podcast. 6th October 2021.
Eunice Lo’s career profile on ‘Green jobs for physics graduates’ out in Physics World
Eunice is featured in Physics World article ‘Green jobs for physics graduates: policy and behaviour change‘ talking about building a greener, more sustainable future in the field of policy and behaviour change. 2nd October 2021.
Emily Ball’s new paper published in The Planetary Science Journal
The roles of latent heating and dust in the structure and variability of the northern Martian polar vortex published in The Planetary Science Journal. 29th September 2021.
Cabot conversations on climate change featuring Dann Mitchell and Eunice Lo
Both Dann and Eunice are interviewed as part of a series of podcasts for Cabot Conversations around climate change in the run up to COP26. Every episode features two experts from different disciplines, from across the Cabot Institute for the Environment and beyond, plus an artist who will be creating a stunning piece of art in real time as they listen to the podcast. 24th August – Climate Emergency featuring Dame Julia Slingo, Dr Dann Mitchell and artist Chi Yien Snow. 7th September – Heatwaves and Health featuring Dr Eunice Lo, Professor Richard Morris and artist Queenie Fleur Maidment-Otlet. 18th August 2021.
Cabot Institute scientists including Dann Mitchell and Eunice Lo contribute to high-profile IPCC climate report
Dann and Eunice both contributed to Chapter 3 – Human influence on the climate system. For further information have a read on the Cabot blog. 9th August 2021.
Dann Mitchell talks to Channel 4 news about how the UK can adapt to the heat expected in the coming decades
Vikki Thompson blogs about Heatwaves & Health on behalf of RMetS
Vikki Thompson talks to the Science Council about heatwaves in the UK. 3rd August 2021.
Guardian article about ‘Record-shattering’ heat becoming much more likely
Vikki was quoted in the Guardian this week discussing climate change and the need to reduce global emissions. 26th July 2021.
BBC article about eco-friendly ways to stay cool in a heatwave
Vikki was quoted in the BBC today discussing eco-friendly tips to stay cool in a heatwave. This was also featured in The Guardian and on Yahoo – have a read! 21st July 2021.
Dann Mitchell’s paper published in Nature Climate Change in the media
Dann Mitchell receives Turing Fellowship
Dann has been awarded a Turing Fellowship to develop interdisciplinary links on climate change, health, and data science across the partnership. Congrats Dann! 29th March 2021.
Richard Hall to feature on BBC’s Weather World
Richard will be on BBC’s Weather World programme on the 2nd April discussing Sudden Stratospheric Warming, watch it here. 24th March 2021.
Richard Hall interviewed on BBC Radio Bristol
Richard Hall interviewed on the Breakfast programme this morning discussing a Sudden Stratospheric Warming which occurred on the 5th January and may be related to cold extremes over North West Europe. 7th January 2021.
Dann Mitchell on Britains Wildest Weather C4 programme
Dann Mitchell featured on Channel 4’s Britains Wildest Weather 2020 this weekend. 5th December 2020.
GW4 Early Career Climate Symposia co-chaired by Natalie Lord
Natalie Lord was co-chair of a team of ECRs who organised the first GW4 Early Career Climate Symposia, held in December. This interactive online event, titled “Climate Change: Science and Society”, focused on interdisciplinary research on global climate change, particularly around the main themes of the impacts of climate change, mobilising societal change, and sustainable solutions. 4th December 2020.
What are the three biggest challenges associated with climate change? Meeting participant wordcloud
First joint partnership meeting with Met Office
Eunice Lo organised our first collaboration meeting between The University of Bristol and The Met Office as part of our newly awarded academic partnership. The theme was ‘Taking Weather and Climate through to Human Health’. 22nd October 2020.
Eunice Lo and Dann Mitchell write guest post for Carbon Brief
Eunice and Dann have written a guest post in Carbon Brief – How ‘urban heat islands’ will intensify heatwaves in UK cities. 2nd October 2020.
Emily Vosper’s research on future hurricane projections in the news
Devastating hurricanes could be up to five times more likely in the Caribbean if tougher global warming targets are missed – Emily Vosper has been featured in international news articles during August in relation to Hurricane Laura for her work on future projections of hurricane rainfall in the Caribbean. 2nd September 2020.
Eunice Lo and Dann Mitchell write new Bristol in Brief article
PolicyBristol published new Bristol in Brief article on Extreme weather and their impacts under climate change written by Eunice Lo and Dann Mitchell. PolicyBristol aims to enhance the influence and impact of research from across the University of Bristol on policy and practice at the local, national and international level. 12th August 2020.
Cabot Institute for the Environment feature case study on team’s hurricane risk work
Mitigating hurricane risk in the Caribbean and beyond case study featured on The University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute for the Environment webpage. 12th August 2020.
Erin Walker wins poster presentation prize!
Congrats to group member Erin Walker who won a poster presentation prize this week at the RMetSoc Student and Early Career Conference. 1st July 2020.
Risk of 40C heat in the UK ‘rapidly increasing’
Dann Mitchell and Eunice Lo discuss the the chances of anywhere in the UK hitting 40C over the next decade in Carbon Brief. 30th June 2020.
BBC article on highest ever temperatures in Arctic Circle
Have a read of this BBC article about the Arctic Circle seeing it’s ‘highest-ever’ recorded temperatures with input from Dann Mitchell. 22nd June 2020.
Emily Vosper’s paper published
Emily V’s paper published titled ‘Extreme hurricane rainfall affecting the Caribbean mitigated by the Paris Agreement goals’ in ERL. 28th May 2020.
Dann Mitchell talks to Sky News about Cyclone Amphan
Super speedy – Dann, Emily B and Vikki ran at the Ashton Court Park Run. Very impressed with the early start on a weekend! 1st February 2022.
Luke Jerram’s Mars
Some of the group went to see Luke Jerram’s Mars touring artwork at Wills Memorial Building in Bristol today. Very cool. 29th July 2021.
In an alternative to the usual Christmas night out we had a game session playing Among Us. Some good poker faces, being the imposter is way more fun! 10th December 2020.
Film Night – David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet
The team watched the documentary, David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet. This was thought provoking and we would definitely recommend it!
The food choice was Mexican although sadly no churros but we did have some fine looking dishes: burritos, tacos, enchiladas and loaded nachos. 16th October 2020.
Film Night – Dolemite Is My Name
Our second group film night…Dolemite Is My Name and the food choice was Indian. Fun Times! 12th June 2020.
Film Night – The Two Popes
Our first ever virtual group outing. We randomly chose a team member to pick a Netflix film and someone else to suggest a cuisine that everyone had to cook. The winning film was The Two Popes and the food was Italian (Thanks Eunice and Emily B!). 8th May 2020.
Locked in a room
The team ‘competed’ against each other at the Harbourside escape rooms – we won’t name the losing team as it’s the taking part that matters :). 16th December 2019.