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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Become a climate communication hero in 2018 in six easy steps

Did your New Year Resolutions include something new to continue to make a professional difference to the world? Publish more? Flyless? Complete your PhD? Can I suggest one more professional pledge, that you engage the public more? You have something exciting and important to say to the world. You really do. I know this because I've been helping researchers communicate for nearly 20 years.

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The Research Year Ahead 2018

Dear Colleagues, I wish you a successful year for 2018 and thank you all for your contributions to the life and dynamism of the Tyndall Centre for both the old year and the new one. And if you are reading this as a visitor to our website. First, welcome to the Tyndall Centre and thank you for visiting. Second, please do contact us with your insights and ideas on how the Tyndall Centre can continue to make a valuable difference.

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