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BBC4 Documentary 10 years on from the hacking of CRU's emails today

BBC4 documentary 10 years on from the hacking of CRU’s emails today A new BBC documentary 10 years on from CRU's email hacking and subsequent controversy is scheduled for today at 9pm on BBC4 : https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000b8p2   Despite the poor choice of title (“Climategate: Science of a Scandal”), the documentary aims to give a balanced view. UEA will also shortly release a statement for the 10 th anniversary of the theft of CRU’s...

Satellites are key to monitoring ocean carbon

Satellites are key to monitoring ocean carbon   Increased exploitation of existing satellites will enable us to fill “critical knowledge gaps” for monitoring our climate, according to new research involving the University of East Anglia: https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/satellites-are-key-to-monitoring-ocean-carbon   The study was led by the University of Exeter. UEA co-author is Dr Dorothee Bakker (ENV).  

Norfolk elephant burial legend may be true, survey finds

Norfolk elephant burial legend may be true, survey finds Outlet : BBC Online Date : 03/11/2019 01:37 Click to open A survey by UG ENV student Elena Damian, under the supervision of Dr Jessica Johnson (ENV), has discovered subterranean patterns supporting claims that an elephant is buried beneath Fair Green, in Diss. 

Dr Jane Goodall DBE opens the New Science Building

ITV News Anglia Outlet : ITV Anglia Date : 24/10/2019 22:36 UEA’s New Science Building was officially opened by Dr Jane Goodall DBE, one of the world’s most prominent and respected scientists, at an event yesterday (Thursday 24 October). Prof Ben Garrod (BIO) interviewed. Click to open  

The Science of having fun for free

The science of having fun for free Outlet : Eastern Daily Press, p.28 Date : 16/10/2019 The Norwich Science Festival at The Forum, Norwich (18 to 26 October) includes an ostrich dissection by Prof Ben Garrod (BIO) and Prof John Hutchinson (Royal Veterinary College) on 21 October, and a focus on how researchers use and protect animals at Opening Up: Using Animals in Research at UEA on 23 October. AND Blast off to a world of physics and astronomy at this...

Top UK thinktank spend decades undermining climate science

Revealed: top UK thinktank spent decades undermining climate science Outlet : theguardian.com Date : 10/10/2019 17:04 Click to open Article examining how the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), the UK’s most influential conservative thinktank, has spent decades undermining climate science – Climategate mentioned. AND How vested interests tried to turn the world against climate science Outlet : theguardian.com Date : 10/10/2019 16:00 ...

Not convinced on the need for urgent climate change?

Not convinced on the need for urgent climate action? Here’s what happens to our planet between 1.5°C and 2°C of global warming Outlet : The Conversation Date : 24/09/2019 Click to open Article co-authored by Prof Rachel Warren (ENV). AND What exactly Happens to Us if we make the Average World Temperature go up by 2.7° F., or (Oh No!) 3.6° F.? Outlet : Informed Comment Date : 25/09/2019 06:18 Click to open

The Debate is done with

  'The debate is done with': how the world woke up to human role in climate change Outlet : The National (Online) Date : 23/09/2019 17:30 Click to open Article exploring how climate change denial is giving way to a need to address the crisis. Executive Director for the Tyndall Centre Asher Minns (TYN) quoted.

Boston Calling: Into the Thaw

Outlet : BBC World Service Date : 08/09/2019 04:32 Report on a £20million, five-year Anglo-American study of the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica, to help scientists to discover how quickly Antarctica could lose enough ice to flood the world’s coastal cities and shores. Prof Karen Heywood and Peter Sheehan (both ENV) interviewed. AND Boston Calling: Into the Thaw (Part one) Outlet : BBC Radio 4 Date : 08/09/2019 04:32

‘AutoNaut’ robot boat being designed to withstand Antarctic freeze

Researchers in the School are helping to design a robotic boat that can not only survive the extreme environment of the Antarctic, but also collect vital information about the causes of sea-level rise. Read more at  http://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/-autonaut-robot-boat-being-designed-to-withstand-antarctic-freeze