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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prefers renewable energy sources over alternatives, and that they consider fossil fuels to be polluting, finite, and outdated.

IPCC 2°C scenarios 'wildly overoptimistic', a commentary in Nature Geosciences

Professor Kevin Anderson at the University of Manchester and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research has published an analysis of the ‘wildly over optimistic’ IPCC projections of future global warming.

Tyndall Centre responds to parliamentary energy efficiency inquiry

Charlie Wilson has submitted a Tyndall Centre response to the parliamentary Energy and Climate Change Committee’s inquiry on home energy efficiency and demand reduction. The submission is available here

Vacancy: Lecturer in Carbon Accounting with Responsibility for Knowledge Exchange

Tyndall Manchester is expanding its academic team to build energy research knowledge exchange opportunities, and to support teaching within areas of carbon accounting, energy policy and energy efficiency.

Information on University of Manchester Website

Behavioural Insights on Climate Change?

Charlie Wilson, 15 Sep 2015

Tyndall Assembly 2015 - Policy challenges of the next 10 years

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New estimates show China's carbon emissions were less than previously thought

China's carbon emissions have been substantially over estimated by international agencies for more than 10 years, according to research co-led by the University of East Anglia.

Does Local Climate Information Stimulate Action?

A popular saying goes that ‘all politics is local’. While public debate on climate change often focuses on international summits and the political drama of negotiations, the real steps to address climate change will be have to be implemented at a much more local scale.

Polycentric climate governance: are the high hopes well founded?

Following the 2009 Copenhagen conference, it has become obvious that the UNFCCC alone cannot be expected to protect the world from the threat of dangerous climate change. Other actors and levels of governance must also be involved.

Geo-engineering not an option for near-term climate policy

Greenhouse gas removal by recapturing carbon dioxide and albedo modification techniques that reflect sunlight cannot be relied on to reduce climate change impacts within the next decades, concludes an EU-wide analysis.

Does pop music have a ‘Rhythm Of The Rain?’

Weather is frequently portrayed in popular music, with a new scientific study finding over 750 popular music songs referring to weather, the most common being sun and rain, and blizzards being the least common. The study also found many song writers were inspired by weather events.

Tyndall Activities at the Our Common Future Conference in Paris

A number of researchers from the Tyndall Centre will be participating in the Our Common Future Under Climate Change conference in Paris. We provide here a programme of the sessions they are involved in.

Four Steps for China to Peak its Carbon Emissions

Dabo Guan of the Tyndall Centre has contributed to an article in Nature commenting on Climate Policy. The article outlines four steps, that China must take to ensure that it meets the commentment made last November in a joint announcement with the United States.

"Travel responsibly": Tyndall Travel Tracker in Nature Climate Change

An article on the Tyndall Centre's Travel Tracker and travel strategy working paper has been published in Nature Climate Change.

Article in Nature Climate Change

Art and Science Retrospective: Turner Prize nominee Janice Kerbel's collaboration with the Tyndall Centre

Turner Prize nominee Janice Kerbel worked in collaboration with the Tyndall Centre in 2003 on her exhibition "Home Climate Gardens", in partnership with the then Norwich School of Art, her work was displayed at the Norwich Gallery. Congratulations to Janice for her nomination.