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University of Reading at UN Climate Summit

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Our changing climate: past, present and future.

Free on-line course.

Join University of Reading experts for a fascinating journey through time where we will explore how climate shapes the way we live, the food we eat and the water we drink.

Looking into the past we will show you examples of inspiring innovation and ask - can our ingenuity see us through the future challenges that climate change will bring?

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Job opportunity:

Associate Professor in Crop Science

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Climate and environmental change in the Hindu Kush/Himalaya

7-9 Nov, Kathmandu, Nepal

This conference will bring together experts from different backgrounds to identify transdisciplinary research needs.


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UN Climate Report released today (2nd Nov).

The most comprehensive assessment of climate change to date.

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  Sir Gilbert Walker


Sir Gilbert Walker
an eminent meteorologist


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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