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Special Journal Issue Meeting the UN Paris Climate Change Agreement

2018

The journal of the Royal Society today publishes the science outcomes of the Conference in Oxford in September 2016, Meeting the Challenges of the Paris Agreement hosted by the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University and co-sponsored by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. The special issue editors include Profs Jim Hall, Myles Allen and Corinne Le Quéré.

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Norfolk’s iconic Swallowtail Butterfly at risk from climate change

2018

Norfolk’s butterflies, bees, bugs, birds, trees and mammals are at major risk from climate change as temperatures rise. Researchers at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia carried out the first in-depth audit of its kind for a region in the UK to see how biodiversity might be impacted in Norfolk as the world warms.

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The Ascent of John Tyndall, published by Oxford University Press

2018

"Having learned so much about John Tyndall’s the man, his life, his times and society, I am now even more pleased to be working at his namesake Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research."
Asher Minns reviews Roland Jackson's The Ascent of John Tyndall: Victorian Scientist, Mountaineer, and Public Intellectual.

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"From the chaos of recent political upheavals may lie the seeds of radical change": Kevin Anderson’s commentary for The Conversation

2018

"Today’s elites are out of ideas when it comes to climate change – but from the chaos of recent political upheavals may lie the seeds of radical change".

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Mayor of Manchester launches low carbon city toolkit with Tyndall Manchester

2018

Today sees the launch of a UK city-focused low carbon pathway model, SCATTER (Setting City Area Targets and Trajectories for Emission Reduction). The implementation of the model has been piloted by Greater Manchester and will support their vision to develop an ambitious science based carbon reduction target as part of becoming a leading Green City.

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PhD Studentship: Land Availability for Greenhouse Gas Removal by Afforestation and Biomass Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)

2018

To meet the aspirations of the UNFCCC Paris Climate Agreement, future scenarios assume the large-scale use of afforestation and biomass energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). In this directly-funded NERC PhD you will critically assess the land use and residue stream assumptions used in future scenarios.

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PhD Studentship: Power networks for the future of aviation and shipping

2018

Aviation and shipping are currently lagging behind other transport sectors in efforts to decarbonise. However, there are opportunities to reduce their fossil fuel use whilst in ports and airports through connection to decarbonised power networks. This project will characterise the scale of emission reduction potential and implications for power network planning and management through case studies of technologies and sites.

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Climate change risk for half of plant and animal species in biodiversity hot-spots

2018

Up to half of plant and animal species in the world’s most naturally rich areas, such as the Amazon and the Galapagos, could face local extinction by the turn of the century due to climate change if carbon emissions continue to rise unchecked.

The Amazon, Miombo Woodlands in Southern Africa, and south-west Australia are among the most affected places in the world, according to new research.

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EU Cities face more extreme weather than previously thought

2018

The research by Newcastle University has for the first time analysed changes in flooding, droughts and heatwaves for all European cities using all climate models.

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Tyndall Director helps French President Make The Planet Great Again

2017

The Director of the Tyndall Centre, Prof. Corinne Le Quéré, Chaired the International Panel that helped French President Emmanuel Macron 'Make The Planet Great Again', an invitation to climate scientists to continue their work in France, following the decision of US President Donald Trump to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement.

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