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Engaging publics with climate change through art

HELIX is sponsoring two major climate change communication events to engage the general public. Respond: Climate Change is a unique exhibition, bringing together four contemporary artists to explore the issue of climate change.

Engaging children with climate change through Theatre

HELIX is sponsoring two major climate change communication events to engage the general public. On Saturday 22 October at the Norwich Science Festival in the UK is the participatory discovery trail Theatre for families, You're Getting Warmer

Mitigation on methadone: reliance on negative emissions locks in our carbon addiction

The Paris Agreement on climate change and the carbon-reduction plans of many governments (including the UK) are unwittingly reliant on unproven technologies to suck hundreds of billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere.

Global Temperature Could Reach the 2ºC Threshold by 2050

A new analysis finds that the 2°C (3.6º F) temperature target, the threshold for the world to avoid the worst effects of climate change, could be reached as soon as 2050, say seven of the world’s best climate scientists.

Pledges by 189 nations are inadequate to slow climate change

First major international conference to discuss the science behind the 1.5 °C climate goal starts today

The University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute (ECI) will host a conference attended by over 200 scientists, policymakers and business people. Findings will contribute to a Special Report on 1.5 degrees that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will produce in 2018.

Kevin Anderson is the new Zennström visiting Professor in Climate Change Leadership

Climate researcher Kevin Anderson will be Uppsala University’s second holder of the Zennström visiting professorship in Climate Change Leadership.

Vacancy: Lectureship in Climate Change and Low-Carbon Development at UEA

The Tyndall Centre and the School of International Development (DEV) at UEA seek to recruit a talented, ambitious and dynamic lecturer in the area of climate change and low-carbon development.

Tyndall Newcastle and UEA authors lead on new report of climate change risks to UK

The ‘UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report’ reveals that the impacts of climate change are already being felt in the UK, and that urgent action is required to address climate-related risks.

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.