Climateprediction.net shortlisted for Guardian University Awards

Posted on 19th December 2012

Climateprediction.net, the world’s largest climate forecasting experiment, has been shortlisted for the inaugural Guardian University Awards under the Outstanding research impact category. The newly established Guardian University Awards will recognise best practice, achievement and innovation across a range of categories.

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Is cutting carbon dioxide more important than reducing methane?

Posted on 4th December 2012

At a recent event in Doha, prof. Myles Allen argued that we should not focus on reducing short-lived climate pollutants, such as methane and soot, at the expense of lowering CO2 emissions. Allen argued that long-lived and short-lived warming agents represent different types of threats, and comparing them simplistically may cause companies and countries to […]

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A cave record of 13,000 winters

Posted on 3rd December 2012

A new record extracted from a stalagmite in Oregon reveals significant natural winter climate variability in western North America over the past 13,000 years. The team, lead by Dr. Vasile Ersek (Department of Earth Sciences and Oxford Climate Research Network coordinator) published the results in the latest issue of Nature Communications, and showed that in […]

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