Monthly Archives: November 2017

Domestic implications of climate science

By Jonathan Gregory I’m a climate scientist. I’ve been working in climate change research since 1990. During those years scientific information has become ever more detailed and convincing regarding the magnitude of climate change in both the past and the … Continue reading

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Heat waves of the past decade in Chinese mega-cities: a quick review

By Ting Sun Although cities are often already warmer than their rural surroundings (the well-known “urban heat island” effect), heat waves (HWs), excessively hot periods, will not only enhance the urban and rural temperatures but also exacerbate the contrast between … Continue reading

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Abrupt climate change at the Royal Meteorological Society

By Joy Singarayer Recently I was excited to be invited to attend and talk at a Royal Meteorological Society meeting in London on abrupt climate change since the last ice age. The scope of the meeting was to highlight mechanisms … Continue reading

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The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP)

By Charlie Williams The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) is a scheme run by Careers at the University of Reading, enabling undergraduate students in the middle of their degree to work alongside an academic and gain hands-on research experience. They … Continue reading

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