Weather Page 1 May 2020
Climate Change 30 April 2020
Chair’s blog – Silver linings in these dark times 2 April 2020
This Covid-19 crisis is a devastating, sobering reminder that the structures, that make up our world, are not so invincible. My deepest sympathies to anyone who is affected by the …
Reading’s first Adaptation Plan 14 January 2020
As Chair of the Reading Climate Change Partnership, I was really pleased to commissioned the first Adaptation Plan for Reading. This will help us to understand some of the climate-related risks that we face in our town. It will also give us some guidance about how we should respond to prepare for these changes.
Central England Temperature with Climate Change Projections 9 December 2019
This is a graph that I have shown many, many times over the last few years. It is something I created to illustrate the scale of climate change, and how it will affect us in England.
IPCC Special Report 15 – Global warming of 1.5degC 16 October 2018
The IPCC SR15 was released on 8 October 2018 with the strong messages that we have only 12 years to limit global warming to 1.5 degC.
Holding page as RCCP Chair 30 April 2018
In late April 2018 I was delighted to be voted in as Chair of the Reading Climate Change Partnership (RCCP). I’ll be serving for the next couple of years. And …
UK Emission Targets 21 October 2017
The UK has lead the world by setting strong greenhouse gas reduction targets. Emissions since the 1990 baseline are shown to be encouraging: we have already exceeded our Kyoto Protocol target, by twice as much as the required 12.5%. The cuts have been most effective in gases like methane and nitrous oxide. Carbon dioxide emissions have reduced by one-tenth but we now have a big challenge to bring this down to meet our mid-century targets.
Extreme Events and Climate Change presentation 9 April 2016
The aim of the presentation is to help explain the link between Extreme Events, which can dramatically affect our lives, and Climate Change, which may seem less urgent and is often talked about as rather abstract changes in global average temperatures.
About my Climate Change Pages (2007-14) 1 December 2014
I did a lot of work on this climate change website in the lead up to the United Nations conference at Copenhagen (Dec 2009), and in the year that followed. My aim was to create a useful information resource that would cover the whole subject of climate change, which is being intensified by human activities: what the issue is, what it means, and what we can do about it. I also wanted to present you with links to reliable sources of further information.