Dr Richard Allan Letter in Popular Astronomy "Climate Change - The Facts"
Dr Richard Allan , reader in climate science at the University of Reading's Department of Meteorology, appeared on Channel 4 documentary 'The Year Britain Flooded', which aired at 9pm on 12 February 2013.
Watch the programme here >>>
(available on 4oD until 14 March 2013)
On the day the Government launches its controversial Green Deal Professor Tim Dixon, from the University of Reading's School of Construction Management and Engineering, provides comment for the Guardian's live blog (control f 'dixon')
New research highlights global warming threat to food supplies
New research by Dr Ed Hawkins.
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Media coverage: Guardian article, Planet Earth article
New research on climate change impacts
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Prof Nigel Arnell published new research, presented at Science Nedia Centre briefing.
Media coverage: New Scientist, Discovery News, Agence France Press, Planet Earth Article: Race is on to curb climate consequences
Impact of high rainfall during 2012 on crops
Professor Mike Gooding, Head of the School of Agriculture and Development, spoke on BBC Radio 4's Farming Today (11 minutes in) about the impact that 2012's high rainfall has had on the nutritional value of our fruit and vegetables.
The story was then picked up by a number of other media outlets and Professor Gooding appeared on: BBC News TV channel, BBC South Today, BBC Radio 2 - Jeremy Vine Show, Bulletins on BBC Radio 4 and 5
The Daily Telegraph also published an article on their website - Bad weather 'could cause less tasty and healthy fruit and veg'
Read Mike's explanation >>>
Dr Carol Wagstaff, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, appeared on a number of BBC radio stations to talk about the impact of high rainfall on the nutritional value of fruit and vegetables. BBC Radio Scotland (46mins 40secs in), BBC Three Counties Radio (34mins 45secs in), BBC Radio Wales (link unavailable)
Climate scientists respond to media reports that global warming has 'stopped'
Dr Richard Allan, and Dr Ed Hawkins, of the University of Reading's Department of Meteorology , were among several leading climate scientists to denounce the misrepresentation of a Met Office report on global temperatures as proof that 'global warming is at a standstill'.
Dr Allan said: "Nothing in [the Met Office] data leads me to think that global warming due to human influence has stopped, or is irrelevant. It hasn't, and it isn't."
Dr Allan's comments were used in reports by the Daily Mail , the Daily Express , the Guardian , the Australian , and India media outlets The Times of India , Hindu Business Line , and the Economic Times .
Dr Hawkins was interviewed for an article that appeared in the print edition of The Times .
2012 was the UK's second wettest year but expect more flooding in the future, say Reading scientists
Following confirmation that 2012 was the UK's second wettest year on record, meteorologists from the University of Reading were interviewed and quoted extensively in the media.
Dr Richard Allan, Department of Meteorology, was interviewed by the BBC News channel, BBC 5Live and a number of BBC local radio stations.
Professor Nigel Arnell, director of the Walker Institute, was interviewed live by Sky News and was quoted in the Guardian , the Financial Times , the Daily Mail , the Daily Express , the Evening Standard , and the Press Association , with his comments picked up by regional and international news organisations.
Professor Rowan Sutton, NCAS Director of Climate Research, was interviewed for Channel 4 News .
And Dr Roger Brugge, Department of Meteorology, provided local insight and was interviewed by BBC Radio Berkshire and was quoted by the Reading Post .
12th Dec: Professor Nigel Arnell quoted in New Scientist article: "Doha summit launches climate damage aid"
Dr Ed Hawkins quoted in Metro article: "Climate change leaves us sweating through 333rd warm month in a row"
29th Nov: Professor Nigel Arnell quoted on ITN new website: Severe flooding 'could become commonplace' by end of this century
27th Nov: Professor Nigel Arnell interviewed on Sky News about flooding.
27th Nov: Professor Nigel Arnell interviewed on Radio 5 Live about flooding.
27th Nov: Dr David Laver's work on atmospheric rivers quoted on BBC news website.
21st Nov: Dr Richard Allan quoted on CNN website article: Greenhouse gases reached record highs in 2011, says U.N. study
19th Nov: PhD students Caroline Ely and
Simon Thomas appeared on the Anne Diamond Show on BBC radio Berkshire talking about
space weather hazards, jet streams, and geoengineering.
3rd Nov: Dr Chris Holloway interviewed on hurricane Sandy on: BBC Radio Berkshire
Dr Chris Holloway interviewed/quoted on hurricane Sandy by:
16 local BBC radio stations (Tues 30th Oct), BBC Radio Berkshire (Sat. 3rd Nov)
The Scotsman (31st Oct)
Dr Jane Strachan interviewed/quoted on hurricane Sandy by:
Voice of Russia, Financial Times (29th Oct) , BBC World Service, NewsTalk Radio Ireland
Dr Ross Reynolds quoted in the Telegraph (29th Oct) on hurricane Sandy.
Prof Rowan Sutton and Dr Buwen Dong's work on wet summers in the UK quoted widely, including: BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, BBC news website, The Telegraph,
The Guardian, Farmers Guardian
Dr David Lavers quoted in the Sunday Times (7th October) on his work on atmospheric rivers:Amazon rivers of the skies drench Britain: Scientists have identified invisible ribbons of moisture up to 2,000 miles long as the cause of recent floods
Dr Andrew Turner interviewed in New York Times on climate change the Indian monsoon
27th Aug: Dr Jonny Day's arctic sea ice research mentioned on BBC News.
Dr Jonny Day's Arctic sea ice research reported widely, for example:
Guardian (26th July): Loss of Arctic sea ice '70% man-made'
Study finds only 30% of radical loss of summer sea ice is due to natural variability in Atlantic
Dr AndrewTurner's review of the Indian monsoon quoted widely, for example:
Daily News and Analysis India:
Modern times hit rains hard
Med India:Global Warming Probably To Intensify Rainfall In South Asia
Science Newsline: Heavy Snowfall over Himalayas Makes Drought over India More Likely
Farming UK: Professor Tim Wheeler appointed to
Council of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
University of Reading quoted in The Telegraph:
Rivers to be linked to ease drought under water company plans
Dr Ben Lloyd-Hughes interviewed on the drought situation:
Read press release>>
ITV Meridian: interview and article
Dr Richard Allan interviewed on BBC Newsnight about the drought conditions in the UK (12th March)
Dr Ben Lloyd-Hughes interviewed on UK drought for
the Community Channel is on Sky, Freeview and Virgin TV (12th March).
Dr Len Shaffrey interviewed by BBC News on recent research which links shrinking Arctic sea ice to colder, snowier winters over Europe and other regions. Watch video>> (28 February 2012)
30/01/2012 Professor Nigel Arnell interviewed on BBC Radio Berkshire about the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment
26/01/2012 Professor Nigel Arnell interviewed on BBC Radio Berkshire about the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment
24/01/2012 Dr Richard Allan quoted in Daily Mirror article: "Planet absorbs heat equivalent to 250 billion kilowatt electric heaters in a decade"
24/01/2012 Professor Mike Lockwood quoted in Guardian article: Sun's changes unlikely to slow global warming, scientists say
Dr Paul Williams quoted in Physics World article: "Energy balance points to man-made climate change".
Professor Nigel Arnell quoted in Guardian article " Climate scientists defend work in wake of new leak of hacked emails - latest leak appears to be attempt to undermine public support for international climate change action ahead of Durban talks "
Professor Nigel Arnell quoted re UN IPCC Climate Panel report on extreme events. " Human activity to blame for increasing droughts, floods and heat waves, says landmark report "
Dr David Lavers quoted in New Scientist article: "Atmospheric rivers caused the UK's worst floods" and in Cumbrian News and Star: see article.
Ross Reynolds interviewed on BBC Radio Berkshire on what the coming winter might hold and how long range weather forecasts work.
Dr Nick Klingaman interviewed on Radio Berkshire ahead of his public lecture on extreme events.
Dr Tim Woollings quoted in Discovery News: "When weather makes climate".
Dr Tim Woollings and Prof Mike Lockwood interview in BBC2 programme "Will it snow?"
Press release on Manoj Joshi et al paper: Today's generation could see a world 2oC warmer than the pre-industrial era
Inter Press Service: "Durban May Be Last Chance to Stabilise Climate Under Two Degrees".
Sydney Morning Herald: "Climate change mitigation 'out of reach'"
Dr Pete Inness quoted in the Telegraph on warm Indian summer conditions.
Farmers Guradian "Adapting farming to meet climate challenge"
Dr Alison Bailey from the school of agriculture, policy and development at the University of Reading will examine the water implications of climate change in UK agriculture at CropWorld 2011.
Dr David Grimes interviewed for BBC Radio 4 Today Programme on current drought in East Africa.
Professor Mike Lockwood quoted on reduced solar activity:
11/07/2011 Telegraph: "Sun not responsible for climate change"
05/07/2011 BBC website: "UK faces more harsh winters in solar activity dip"
04/07/2011 Daily Mail: "Is Britain about to be plunged into a Little Ice Age? "
Dr Alison Bailey's presentation on water shortages and agriculture at CropWorld2011 gets coverage:
BCP website: Water shortages - CropWorld Global 2011 to consider the implications
Water Shortages - CropWorld Global 2011 to Consider the Implications
Professor Tim Wheeler quoted in the Guardian (05/05/11): "Food prices driven up by global warming, study shows.
Scientists warn that farming practices must be adapted to a warmer world and rises in global population".
Scientists comment on papers in Nature (paper 1, paper 2) which suggest that climate change is increasing the risk of intense rainfall and floods:
Professor Rowan Sutton quoted in the Guardian: Climate change doubled likelihood of devastating UK floods of 2000
Dr Richard Allan interview on BBC Radio 4 Material World
Dr Richard Allan quoted -
Reuters: Floods linked to manmade climate change: studies
Discovery News: High Water: The Human Factor
Daily India:Greenhouse emissions led to increase in extreme rains, says study
Washington Post: Greenhouse gases led to increase in deluges, researchers say
Scientific American: Floods linked to manmade climate change
Dr Paul Williams quoted in the Guardian:
How better time travel will improve climate modelling (4/2/11)
Dr Nick Klingaman interviewed on Cyclone Yasi :
BBC Breakfast (3/2/11)
Guardian: Will cyclone Yasi push Australia into action on climate?
Irish Times: Widespread destruction at landfall of cyclone (3/2/11)
Wednesday 19th January
Walker Institute scientists interviewed on Radio Berkshire Breakfast Show
Prof Nigel Arnell (Walker Institute Director)
Dr Nick Klingaman (Queensland funded research fellow)
Dr Jane Strachan (Willis funded research fellow)
Marek Kubik (EngD student - Technologies for Sustainable Built Environments Centre)
Dr Tijana Blanusa (RHS funded researcher, School of Biological Sciences)
Dr Nick Klingaman interviewed by a range of media on the recent floods in Queensland and Brazil.
Sunday 16th January
The Sunday Times - "No let-up as La Nina threatens months of deadly flooding" (Jan 16th)
Saturday 15th January
Western Mail - "Ex-Met Office chief blames greenhouse gases for floods"
Friday 14th January
Colourful Breakfast with Bonsu and Juju
Guardian: "Q&A: La Niña - the Pacific weather link to floods"
Financial Times: "Q&A: How La Niña causes floods"
BBC Asia Network lunchtime news
New Scientist blog - "Is La Nina responsible for the recent wave of floods?"
Thursday 13 th January
ABC News Nightline
BBC Radio 4 World at One
BBC World Service on "Have your say". Listen here
Reading Chronicle: "Weather doc in battle to save Oz"
Wednesday 12th January
Daily Mail: "The flood's coming... flee for your lives: 40,000 homes in danger as deadly surge heads towards the centre of Brisbane"
BBC News (6 o'clock and 10 o'clock)
BBC Radio Berkshire Breakfast Show
BBC2 Horizon - "What is One Degree?"
Dr Janet Barlow shows Ben Miller the Meteorology Weather Station on top of the BT Tower for Horizon programme "What is One Degree?" on BBC2 on 10th January 2011. The programme focuses on the comedian's exploration of the question
Prof Mike Lockwood and Kathy Maskell quoted in Getreading:Severe winters here to stay? 7th January.
Dr Steve Woolnough quoted in The Telegraph, 7th January.
"The Ashes: was weather key to England's historic cricket victory over Australia?"
Forget Alastair Cook's batting and James Anderson's bowling, England's historic Ashes victory may have been down to the weather.
Prof Rowan Sutton appeared on BBC Breakfast and was interviewed by BBC Radio Berkshire about the recent cold UK weather.
"Welcome to the Boffin Bank" The Sunday Times Magazine Sunday 21st November
Dr Paul Williams, Royal Society Research Fellow (NCAS-Climate), featured in Sunday Times article. Welcome to the Boffin Bank - The brain drain has finally been plugged. Young scientists like Paul are staying in Britain, fired up with breathtaking new ideas and inspired by a Nobel prize.
Professors Keith Shine and Brian Hoskins contribute to Royal Society Climate Science Guide.
Prof Giles Harrison and Prof Mike Lockwood feature in New Scientist article "The sun joins the climate club"
Scientists feature in BBC Wild Weather Week: Prof Giles Harrison, Dr Keri Nicoll, Dr Janet Barlow and Dr Roger Brugge interviewed by BBC London about volcanic ash London's heat, computer modelling to predict weather
Dr Tijana Blanusa interviewed on use of plants in the urban environment for an article in New Scientist: "Green machine: why our walls really should have ears".
Scientists comment on Pakistan floods, see:
Dr Andy Turner interviewed
Radio France International
Dr Andy Turner interviewed by BBC Radio Berkshire
Brian Hoskins interviewed by ITV News
Dr Mike Blackburn provides information and diagnostics to: Channel 4 news>>
Dr Mike Blackburn interviewed for New Scientist article>>
Dr Andy Turner interviewed by BBC West Midlands
Dr Ben Lloyd-Hughes quoted on drought:
Wall Street Journal:
"Heat Wave and Drought Shrivel Harvests Across Europe"
Telegraph: "Fish rescued as rivers dry up in drought"
Daily Mail: "Revealed: Shocking satellite images of lakes show extent of man's impact on world's water supply"
The Sun: "Now you see it now you don't"
Prof Nigel Arnell quoted on Dutch review of IPCC report:
BBC on-lin: "Dutch review backs UN climate panel report"
Guardian: "Review of questioned IPCC report says conclusions 'well-founded'"
Telegraph: "IPCC climate change report 'played down positive impacts'
|Climate science goes for the big chill
|Dr Janet Barlow has been using a two-tonne block of ice to explain climate science at the Royal Society "See Further" Festival of Science and Arts at the Royal Festival Hall this week.
Professor Keith Shine quoted in Mail On Sunday "Attack of the vapours - how jet trails block out the sunshine"
Professor Mike Lockwood on his paper: Low solar activity linked to UK cold winter (press release 15/04/2010).
Dr Andy Turner on : heavy snowfall over Himalaya's linked to drought in India (see press release)
Times of India
Down to Earth
Kathy Maskell - article in Reading Post (22/02/2010). Burning issue of climate change.
Professor Nigel Arnell quoted in the Wall Street Journal (16/02/2010)
Dr Paul Williams quoted in Advancing Chemical Sciences (05/02/2010). Emission reduction pledges pour in
Kathy Maskell has letter in the Observer (31/01/2010). Climate change: Sceptics fiddle while the planet burns
Letter to the Times, Prof Sir Brian Hoskins, Professor Keith Shine, FRS and Professor Mike Lockwood,
Climate change - Despite the e-mail scandal, the evidence that human activity is responsible for most of the climate change over the past 50 years is strong.
Many scientists from the Walker Institute sign up to statement from the UK science community issued (9/12/10): "We, members of the UK science community, have the utmost confidence in the observational evidence for global warming and the scientific basis for concluding that it is due primarily to human activities........". Read full statement>>
Nigel Arnell interviewed by The Scotsman: "Copenhagen: Flooding, crop failures and lack of water - and that's after emission cuts" (10/12/09)
Walker Institute coverage on the COP-15 website. (10/12/09)
Kathy Maskell Interviewed by Radio Berkshire about Copenhagen Climate Conference (7/12/09).
British gardens at risk from drought-resistant grasses set to drive out native plants
Daily Mail, 27th November 2009
Professor Nigel Arnell quoted in Nature. "No easy way out - scientists look seriously at the possibility of warming beyond the 2 °C target". 15/10/09.
28/09/09 Professor Nigel Arnell, Walker Institute Director, quoted in the Guardian: " US inertia could scupper world climate deal in Copenhagen, says expert".
24/09/09 Dr Mike Blackburn interviewed on Radio 4's Material World on the wet summer of 2009 and why it didn't turn out to be quite the BBQ summer forecast by the Met Office. Listen here
23/09/09 Dr Pete Inness was interviewed by Channel 4 News about the weather conditions which led to the Sydney dust storm, and whether climate change related drought made such events more likely in future.
20/08/09 Dr Andy Turner quoted in Independent's on-line journal: How our changing climate is, and will be, affecting the Indian monsoon. See Press release
Professor Rowan Sutton and Dr Ed Hawkin's work on investment in climate science extensively quoted : Targeted investments in climate science could present enormous economic savings for the UK and Europe
(Press release Wednesday 19th August 2009)
Costs of adapting to climate change
Professors Nigel Arnell's and Tim Wheeler's involvement in costing adaptation report mentioned on a host of websites:
Climate Science Watch
Green Car Congress
Launch of UKCIP scenarios, various scientists comment:
Prof Nigel Arnell interviewed by BBC Radio Berkshire, 19/6/09 on the launch of new climate change scenarios for the UK
Dr Paul Williams quoted regarding UK climate change scenarios in:
This is London
Walker Institute quoted on BBC Radio 4 Broadcasting House, 7/6/09
Prof Nigel Arnell quoted in the Sunday Times, 7/6/09 on the impact sof climate change in the UK. More..
Dr Manoj Joshi's work on climate influence on Ashes result:
Guardian: Ashes cricketers could be caught out by climate change
AlphaGalileo: Climate Phenomenon influences England's Chances in the Australian Leg of the Ashes
24 June 2009
Thaiindian News: Climate phenomenon affects Ashes cricket series' results 26th June
Physorg.com: Climate phenomenon influences England's chances in the Australianleg of the Ashes 26 Jun 2009
Simon Gosling on his heat-related deaths paper presented at the Copenhagen Climate congress.
Channel 4 news website
Climate change deaths could soar
The Press Association
The Sunday Times (08/02/09)
Prof Rowan Sutton comments on climate change.
BBC Radio Berkshire (11/11/08)
Kathy Maskell, Curtis Wood, Ross Reynolds, Dan Peake are interview by BBC Radio Berkshire about climate and weather research and teaching at the University and the role of the Walker Institute.
The Guardian (26/10/08).
Is water the new oil?
It's the world's most precious commodity, yet many take it for granted. But that's all about to change. Special report by Juliette Jowit. Professor Nigel Arnell, Walker Institute for Climate System Research, balances all the impacts in his modelling at University of Reading.
Insurance Day (17/10/08)
Lessons from the great storm of 1987 - Little or no change in frequency of severe storms says Lennart Bengtsson, University of Reading, ESSC.
Aircraft Emissions are Bad, But how Bad. Professor Keith Shine University of Reading , says that while there's a great deal of research being conducted on the role of NOx in climate change, nothing is conclusive at this point, in part because the gas seems to both harm and help.
BBC News channel (06/10/08)
Air turbulence tests 'improved'
A more accurate way of predicting air turbulence for aeroplanes has been developed by researchers. Dr Paul Williams from University of Reading was part of a global team of academics who have developed a new air turbulence forecasting technique.
Reading Evening Post (08/10/08)
Scientists ground flight turbulence. Dr Paul Williams from University of Reading was part of a global team of academics who have developed a new air turbulence forecasting technique.
New Scientist (11/10/08)
Fasten your seat belts. Dr Paul Williams from University of Reading was part of a global team of academics who have developed a new air turbulence forecasting technique.
Reading Evening Post (30/09/08)
Uni to study how London's buildings affect our climate.
Dr Janet Barlow, University of Reading , awarded £1M grant to set up the project from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC).
BBC Radio Berkshire (24/09/08)
Janet Barlow interviewed by BBC Radio Berkshire on 24th Sept about her
£1 million grant to investigate sustainable adaptation of buildings to a warmer London climate.
FX Magazine (01/09/08)
Natural Selection. Designers from three disciplines have collaborated on The science of survival the latest peripatetic exhibition to emerge from the Science museum. The exhibition content was researched in consultation with UK scientists, including Dr Tim Wheeler of the Walker Institute, University of Reading.
New Scientist (16/08/08)
The decade after tomorrow - How the Climate is going to change over the next few years - 'Predicting the climate of the next decade is a 'grand challenge' problem, but we are making real progress', says Rowan Sutton, University of Reading, Walker Institute for Climate System Research.