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Cashew cultivation in Ghana - new report looks at effects on food security, land access and poverty alleviation. Find out more>>




Bees can help to compensate for detrimental effect of climate change on crops. Find out more>>


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How might European storms and extreme rainfall change in the future? Find out more>>


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Walker Institute Annual Lecture 2014.

Climate change communication - success or failure?

Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser

Thursday, 5th June 2014 at 5pm, BMA House, London

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University of Reading experts, Dr Chuks Okereke and Prof Tim Dixon, comment on solutions to the challengesof climate change. More>>

Their comments co-incide with release of the 3rd installment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (released 13th April). See report summary>>


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Climate change impacts report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - released TODAY Monday 31st March. Prof Nigel Arnell gives his reaction. More>>


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Climate change impacts report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - due out Monday 31st March. Prof Nigel Arnell looks at how the research has moved on since the last report in 2007. More>>


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A new report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation claims that the IPCC report overestimates the sensitivity of climate to increasing greenhouse gases. See why this isn't the case. More>>


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Providing advice to the UK Government on dangerous climate change. Walker Institute part of major new project (5 March 2014). More>>


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Prof Keith Shine contributes to Royal Society report: Climate Change Evidence and Causes.





Palaeoclimate: learning from the past to understand the future

University of Reading launches Centre for Past Climate Change (9 Jan 2014).

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Find out more about recent UK storms and floods from our experts. More>>




New research helping to understand the impacts of climate change on floods, drought and water resources. More>>


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Integrating the University of Reading’s excellence in climate change research

The University of Reading's Walker Institute for Climate System Research aims to enhance understanding and improve prediction of the risks and opportunities from our changing climate.


The Institute brings together the unrivalled breadth and depth of climate expertise that exists within the University of Reading.

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Understanding and predicting our changing climate and its impacts

We are pioneering a more integrated approach to understanding and predicting climate and how it affects us – on timescales from seasons to decades and beyond. We consider human-induced climate change and also natural variations in climate.

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Delivering world-leading research, training and advice


At the Walker Institute our climate change research is both fundamental and integrated.

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Training the next generation of climate scientists is a priority.

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Contact us for scientifically sound advice on climate and climate change.

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