Royal Meteorological Society Podcast

The Royal Meteorological Society is the UK's learned and professional Society for weather and climate. Our mission is to promote meteorology as a science, profession and interest. On our show we'll be discussing issues, news ...more

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October 17, 2021 00:15:26
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Episode 26 - Tipping points in the climate system

Hannah Mallinson, Science Engagement Manager at RMetS speaks to Tim Lenton, author of our new climate briefing paper focusing on tipping points in the climate system. The Society's Science Engagement Committee is producing a series of Climate Science Briefing Papers with the aim to clearly and concisely explain important aspects of climate science. The briefing papers can be found here: https://www.rmets.org/briefing-papers The Society's programmes are broad and diverse, with many activities accessible not only to members but also to the general public and the wider meteorological and climate community. For more information on our charitable activities and events visit rmets.org. Thank you for listening! Comments and ideas for future topics are always welcomed so please get in touch at [email protected] ...

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April 15, 2021 00:12:07
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Episode 21 - Air pollution and climate change

Hannah Mallinson, Science Engagement Manager at RMetS speaks to David Warrilow OBE, Vice-President at RMetS. They discuss the latest briefing paper on “Air Pollution and Climate Change”. The paper can be found here. The Society's Science Engagement Committee is producing a series of Climate Science Briefing Papers with the aim to clearly and concisely explain important aspects of climate science. The briefing papers can be found here: https://www.rmets.org/briefing-papers The Society's programmes are broad and diverse, with many activities accessible not only to members but also to the general public and the wider meteorological and climate community. For more information on our charitable activities and events visit www.rmets.org. Thank you for listening! Comments and ideas for future topics are always welcomed so please get in touch at [email protected] ...

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December 19, 2019 00:15:25
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Episode 20 - How climate change is affecting sea levels

Dr Caroline Coch, Climate Science Communications Specialist at RMetS speaks to Dr Erik Mackie, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Cambridge. They discuss the latest briefing paper on “Attribution of extreme weather events”. The paper can be found here. The Society's Climate Science Communication Group is producing a series of Climate Science Briefing Papers with the aim to clearly and concisely explain important aspects of climate science. The briefing papers can be found here: https://www.rmets.org/publications/briefing-papers The Society's programmes are broad and diverse, with many activities accessible not only to members but also to the general public and the wider meteorological and climate community. For more information on our charitable activities and events visit www.rmets.org. Thank you for listening! Comments and ideas for future topics are always welcomed so please get in touch at [email protected] Twitter - @rmets Instagram - @rmets_ ...

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September 03, 2019 00:32:20
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Episode 19 - Living with Hurricanes

What's the difference between a hurricane, a typhoon, and a tropical cyclone? When do hurricanes occur and how do they form? Is there a classification system for hurricanes? What is a ‘medicane’? What is it like living with hurricanes? In our latest podcast Prof Liz Bentley, Chief Executive at the Royal Meteorological Society answers these questions and more. She also speaks to fellow RMetS staff member Juan Estrella Martinez about his experiences growing up with the threat, and reality, of hurricane season in Puerto Rico.  Liz also spoke to the Guardian recently on their ‘Today in Focus’ podcast where she discussed the destructive force of Hurricane Dorian, which has battered the Bahamas and is on course to hit the US states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Listen to her interview from minute 25 here.  Find out more about hurricanes on our website here. Our programmes are broad and diverse, with many activities accessible not only to members but also to the general public and the wider meteorological and climate community. For more information on our charitable activities and events visit www.rmets.org. Thank you for listening! Comments and ideas for future topics are always welcomed so please get in touch at [email protected] Twitter - @rmets Instagram - @rmets_ ...

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July 15, 2019 00:06:19
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Episode 18 - Global Carbon Budgets: Determining limits of fossil fuel emissions

The Royal Meteorological Society just released the 9th climate science briefing paper on “Global Carbon Budgets”. Caroline Coch sits down with Prof Pierre Friedlingstein, Chair in Mathematical Modelling of the Climate System at the University of Exeter to discuss the concept of carbon budgets, how they are calculated and what uncertainties exist. Read the paper in full here. The Society's Climate Science Communication Group have produced a series of Climate Science Briefing Papers with the aim to clearly and concisely explain important aspects of climate science. The briefing papers can be found here: https://www.rmets.org/publications/briefing-papers Our programmes are broad and diverse, with many activities accessible not only to members but also to the general public and the wider meteorological and climate community. For more information on our charitable activities and events visit www.rmets.org. Thank you for listening! Comments and ideas for future topics are always welcomed so please get in touch at [email protected] Twitter - @rmets Instagram - @rmets_ ...

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June 05, 2019 00:10:09
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Episode 17 - How a weather forecast made history – James Stagg and the D-Day landings

Caroline Coch, Climate Science Communications Specialist speaks to Prof Liz Bentley, Chief Executive at RMetS, about the D-Day landings and Captain James Stagg’s involvement into it. D-Day, the allied invasion to free western Europe from Nazi Germany, took place on the 6th June 1944. The operation was highly weather dependent, and Captain James Stagg spotted what the Germans couldn’t see: a window of opportunity to proceed with the invasion. His forecast was crucial for Eisenhauer to go ahead with the invasion. The Society has put together a number of resources around James Stagg and the D-Day landings. They can be found HERE. The Society's programmes are broad and diverse, with many activities accessible not only to members but also to the general public and the wider meteorological and climate community. For more information on our charitable activities and events visit www.rmets.org. Thank you for listening! Comments and ideas for future topics are always welcomed so please get in touch at [email protected] ...

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