Leading experts to evaluate climate communications
NCAS is embarking on a newly funded project called the ‘Climate Consortium’, which will put in place national infrastructure to deliver high impact public engagement with climate change.
Working closely alongside a range of academic and non-academic partners, NCAS will bring together leading experts on public engagement to evaluate the climate communications knowledge base for this Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded project.
The project team, which spans the length and breadth of the UK, aims to get a clearer sense of ‘who is doing what’ on climate change communication and to debate the most effective strategies and techniques for engaging the public with climate change.
Monitoring gases from Iceland's most active volcanoes
Researchers from NCAS and the Natural Environment Research Council have recently returned from a mission to monitor gases in the skies above Iceland’s active volcanoes. Scientists were on board the UK’s unique flying laboratory looking for signals that may warn of an eruption.
Climate change increases the risk of severe turbulence on international flights
A new study led by NCAS’ Dr Paul Williams, based at the University of Reading, has calculated that climate change will significantly increase the amount of severe turbulence experienced by flights around the world by 2050–2080. Severe turbulence involves forces stronger than gravity, and is strong enough to throw people and luggage around an aircraft cabin. The study is an example of how the impacts of climate change can be felt through the circulation of the atmosphere, not just through increases in surface temperature.