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Projecting climate changes for the Earth System

By Robin Smith With the COP21 UN climate change conference going on in Paris, questions about how the global environment will change in the coming decades and what impact that will have on the people and communities that live in … Continue reading

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Has global warming taken a holiday?

By Richard Allan Observations covering the past few decades have shown a decline in the rate at which the Earth’s surface has been warming (see Figure 1). Yet recent research involving the University of Reading, the Met Office and NASA … Continue reading

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How important are aerosols to understanding climate change?

By Bill Collins Aerosols are fine particles or liquid droplets suspended in the air. They originate from many sources – both natural (desert dust, sea spray) and man-made (power stations, traffic). They generally act to cool the climate (a good … Continue reading

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University contribution to the latest IPCC 5th Assessment report

Media interest in reporting on climate change and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is escalating prior to the release of the Summary for Policymakers on Friday 27th September. Professor Keith Shine was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 live … Continue reading

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