Adam Smith

Senior Research Associate

Adam is an earth and climate scientist working on the OpenCLIM project, in a role that combines project management, research and science communication. His general interests include climate change projections, climate change resilience and adaptation, and climate change impacts (heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, extreme rainfall, Arctic amplification). 

As part of the CS-N0W project, Adam prepares a quarterly review of the literature on climate change risk and adaptation for BEIS. For the H2020 VERIFY project, Adam delivered a report summarising uncertainty in monitoring, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas concentrations, based on findings reported by each project work package. Adam is also researching satellite observed trends in burned area and fire–climate indicators (FWI, CHI, NDVI, VPD) and emissions, for the Mediterranean region, aiming to explain the balance of climatic and socioeconomic drivers of these trends.

Combining research and science communication, Adam’s previous work developed content for, that helps keep up with the latest science emerging on climate change impacts, understanding and projections. Adam is an expert in gathering and summarising latest research and led a series of reviews by international teams of scientists, published through ScienceBrief. This role involved communicating findings to a broad audience via press-releases, newsletters, posters and Twitter. In addition, Adam has contributed research on oceanic CO2 flux variability, the impact of COVID-19 on CO2 emissions and the Global Carbon Budget, co-authoring papers published by leading journals.