Publications

The risk of climate ruin

Working paper by Oliver Bettis, Simon Dietz, Nick Silver on 17 Nov 2015

How large a risk is society prepared to run with the climate system? One perspective on this is to compare the risk that the world is running with the climate … read more »




Exploring the applications of carbon footprinting towards sustainability at a UK university: Reporting and decision making

Research article by John Barrett on 16 Nov 2015

Campus greening is often the first step universities take towards sustainability. In order to infer the current level of environmental performance and the progress being made it is imperative that universities measure and report their campus greening efforts. This paper shows that sustainability reporting can be a simple task and is of significant value for […]


Exploring the applications of carbon footprinting towards sustainability at a UK university: reporting and decision making

Research article by John Barrett on 16 Nov 2015

Campus greening is often the first step universities take towards sustainability. In order to infer the current level of environmental performance and the progress being made it is imperative that universities measure and report their campus greening efforts. This paper shows that sustainability reporting can be a simple task and is of significant value for […]



Prospects for shale gas in the UK

Research article by on 11 Nov 2015

Presentation given at the ‘LMN Assets – International Gas Conference’ – Session: Shale Gas/ Gas & the Environment, London, 3-4 November 2015



Communicating uncertainty in seasonal and interannual climate forecasts in Europe: organisational needs and preferences

Research article by Andrea Taylor, Suraje Dessai, Wändi Bruine de Bruin on 10 Nov 2015

Seasonal climate forecasts of European winters now outperform historical averages.If the quality of seasonal and interannual forecasts continues to improve, their use is likely to increase. A challenge for forecast providers will be to communicate the uncertainty inherent in these forecasts to a wider audience. We report the results of a user-needs survey conducted with […]


Testing the effectiveness of climate projections visualisations with adaptation practitioners

Research article by Susanne Lorenz, Suraje Dessai, Piers Forster, Jouni Paavola on 10 Nov 2015

Visualisations are widely used in the communication of climate projections but their effectiveness has rarely been assessed amongst their target audience. To address this we conducted an online survey with 162 local adaptation practitioners in Germany and the UK. We showed that even within a fairly homogenous user group there are clear differences in respondents’ […]