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Vacancy: Research Associate at Tyndall Manchester - Biomass gasification, tar and feedstock variability

Applications are invited for the above position, which is tenable for 18 months from 1st July 2016 and will be based at the Tyndall Centre for climate change research at the University of Manchester. The Tyndall Centre conducts interdisciplinary research in the field of energy, decarbonisation and climate change mitigation.

Study shows 4 out of 5 British people are unaware of ocean acidification

New research from Cardiff University shows that ocean acidification is an unknown topic for most members of the British public, although the term itself prompts strong negative emotions and imagery.

Tyndall Director elected as Fellow of the Royal Society

Professor Corinne Le Quéré has been elected as a fellow of the Royal Society.

Environmental Audit Committee release new report on EU and UK environmental policy

The UK Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee has released a new report on EU and UK environmental policy ahead of the UK referendum on UK membership in June.

Academics up in the air: The emissions impact of a climate governance workshop

Climate scientists have long been at the forefront of advocating more climate-friendly behaviour to curtail detrimental effects of climate change. This blog post discusses efforts to reduce the impact of academic travel for a workshop.

UK referendum: key risks and opportunities for the environment

EU membership has transformed the UK’s environmental protection policies since 1973 international experts reveal in a major new report launched today.

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Professor Corinne Le Quéré joins the Committee on Climate Change

Tyndall Centre Director Corinne Le Quéré has joined the UK Committee on Climate Change. The Committee provides independent, evidence-based advice to the UK Government and Parliament.

Vacancy at UEA: Programmer/Developer Senior Research Associate

UEA seeks a Programmer/Developer with an Undergraduate or Postgraduate qualification in Computer Sciences to develop a new ICT platform that will, for the first time, support a continuous assessment of the state of scientific consensus energy, nature, climate, and other environmental sciences topics.

Bob Watson Chair of Intergovernmental Biodiversity Platform

Professor Sir Bob Watson has been elected as the second Chair of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

1.5 Degrees: Meeting the Challenges of the Paris Climate Agreement

International Conference: 21-22 September 2016, Keble College, Oxford

Talks in the city of light generate more heat

Kevin Anderson writes in Nature: Rather than relying on far-off negative-emissions technologies, Paris needed to deliver a low-carbon road map for today.

Climate change pledges could avoid effects of global warming

Climate pledges could save several million people from being affected by flooding rivers, heatwaves and water shortages in the 21st century – according to UEA research.

Global Carbon Budget 2015 - Video

“What we are now seeing is that emissions appear to have stalled, and they could even decline slightly in 2015."

Video in English

Global CO2 emissions projected to stall in 2015

Global carbon emissions are projected to stall in 2015, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia and the Global Carbon Project. The study is published today in the journal Nature Climate Change, with detailed data made available simultaneously in the journal Earth System Science Data.

Working Paper: The challenge of communicating unwelcome climate messages

With the probability that global temperature rise can be kept below the 2°C target continuing to diminish, citizens as well as economic and political decision makers need to engage with knowledge about the likelihood and implications of severe future impacts, and the scale of mitigation required to avoid them, the likes of which few want to hear.

Our Favourite Water & Land Papers

These are the papers from our Water & Land Theme that our researchers want COP delegates to read.

Our Favourite Cities & Coasts Papers

These are the papers from our Cities & Coasts Theme that our researchers want COP delegates to read.

Our Favourite Governance & Behaviour Papers

These are the papers from our Governance & Behaviour Theme that our researchers want COP delegates to read.

Our Favourite Energy and Emissions Papers

These are the papers from our Energy & Emission Theme that our researchers want COP delegates to read.

UK public conflicted about Shale Gas fracking shows opinion survey

A new study reveals that the public have considerable reservations about hydraulic fracture stimulation – or ‘fracking’ – in shale gas. This is consistent with research over the last few decades that consistently shows that the British public prefers renewable energy sources over alternatives, and that they consider fossil fuels to be polluting, finite, and outdated.