Making climate science into music
An innovative technique creates music from climate data, to illustrate some significant effects of climate change in the ocean and to introduce how computer modelling is used to investigate it.
A team of researchers, led by Marine Ecosystem Modeller Dr Lee de Mora from the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, used data from the first United Kingdom Earth System Model (UKESM1), to create six pieces of music.
Shower gel, shampoo and chemical fumes: how everyday products affect air quality
Peel back the lid on a tin of paint and you are immediately hit by the strong scent released by the chemicals inside.
The distinctive smell is partly caused by chemicals known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). They are used to keep products in a liquid form, but they also release harmful gases into the air.
Air pollution has smaller impact on COVID-19 mortality than previously thought, but UK study shows ethnic minorities face worst pollution levels
The effects of long-term exposure to air pollution on COVID-19 deaths in the UK appears smaller than reported in some other countries, according to a new analysis from the Office for National Statistics.
However, the study reveals a clear link between ethnicity and exposure to air pollution, with ethnic minorities more likely to live in polluted areas.
Latest climate change report bolstered by citizen scientist efforts during COVID-19 lockdown
The latest Met Office ‘State of the UK Climate 2019’ report shows climate change is exerting increasing influence on the UK’s climate, and confirms that last year set a number of new weather records.
Four high temperature records were set, including a new all-time record of 38.7°C on the 25 July 2019 in Cambridgeshire. Last year was also a particularly wet year, with many of us remembering that parts of northern England experienced some very severe flooding.