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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May 23, 2019 00:13:31
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Episode 16 - How does climate change affect weather?

Caroline Coch, Climate Science Communications Specialist at RMetS speaks to Fredi Otto, acting director of the Environmental Change Insitute at the University of Oxford. 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. The first RMetS Climate Change Forum will take place on the 4th June 2019. Find out more about the events of the Royal Meteorological Society 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] Twitter - @rmets Instagram - @rmets_ ...

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April 25, 2019 00:14:31
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Episode 15 - Does variation in the Sun’s output affect climate?

Caroline Coch, Climate Science Specialist at RMetS, speaks to Adam Scaife, Head of Long-range forecasting at the Met Office and Professor at Exeter University. They discuss the latest briefing paper Solar Variability: Does variation in the Sun's output affect climate?  The Royal Meteorological Society just released the 7th climate science briefing paper on “Solar Variability”. People arguing against human-caused climate change have often built their reasoning on the variability of the Sun. Caroline Coch sits down with Prof. Adam Scaife to look at the variation of the Sun’s output, measurements of the Sun’s variability and how regional and global climate is affected by it.  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 first RMetS Climate Change Forum will take place on the 4th June 2019. Find out more about the events of the Royal Meteorological Society 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] Twitter - @rmets Instagram - @rmets_  ...

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April 11, 2019 00:25:32
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Episode 14 - Six months on: The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C

Six months ago, the IPCC released the “Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C”. In this episode we are discussing the transformations that need to happen, the topic of global justice and policy action. Are we on track? What has happened since its release? Caroline Coch, Climate Science Specialist at RMetS, speaks to Dr Joeri Rogelj, a lecturer at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and a Senior Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). He gives some important insights into the carbon budget and what transformations need to happen to limit global warming to 1.5 °C. She then speaks to Dr Alix Dietzel, a lecturer in Global Ethics at the University of Bristol. Alix speaks about moral responsibility in taking action against climate change. Dr Jolene Cook from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) gives more details on the process of the IPCC report and how it will be used by policymakers. Finally, Prof. Martin Siegert, co-director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change explains how climate change in the past can inform us about climate change today. He takes a look back on what happened during the past six months since the report was released. The Society hosted a national meeting in November 2018 discussing the 1.5°C report – from science to policy. The presentation slides and audio recordings of the event can be found here. Sound recordings and presentation slides of the National Meeting “The Pliocene - The Last Time Earth had >400 ppm of Atmospheric CO2” can be found here. The ...

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October 15, 2018 00:14:11
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Episode 13 - What is a climate model?

For our 13th episode, Liz sits down with John Mitchell, former Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office and author of our new briefing paper on “Climate Modelling”. They discuss how climate models work and the science behind them, how they’re validated and the difference between short-term forecasts and long-term climate predictions. Our membership is open to everyone and anyone with an interest in weather and climate, whether that be as a science, profession or interest. We have over 3,300 members from more than 50 countries that includes academics, scientists and professional meteorologists as well as students and keen weather enthusiasts. 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 our website at 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 27, 2018 00:09:46
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Episode 12 - Developments in Long-range forecasting with Adam Scaife

At RMetS' Atmospheric Science Conference 2018, our roving reporter, Tara Thompson, Head of Engagement at RMetS met up with Adam Scaife, Head of Long-range forecasting at the Met Office and Professor at Exeter University, to discuss his research and some interesting developments in the field of Long-range forecasting. Our membership is open to everyone and anyone with an interest in weather and climate, whether that be as a science, profession or interest. We have over 3,300 members from more than 50 countries that includes academics, scientists and professional meteorologists as well as students and keen weather enthusiasts. 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 our website at 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 27, 2018 00:07:25
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Episode 11 - Student & Early Career Scientists Conference 2018: Dr. Felicity Perry

Reporting from our recent Student and Early Career Scientists Conference 2018, RMetS Chief Executive Prof Liz Bentley is joined by Dr Felicity Perry, Head of Communication and Engagement at the John Innes Centre, to talk about the importance of communicating science and the best ways that scientists can 'get their message out'. Our membership is open to everyone and anyone with an interest in weather and climate, whether that be as a science, profession or interest. We have over 3,300 members from more than 50 countries that includes academics, scientists and professional meteorologists as well as students and keen weather enthusiasts. 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 our website at 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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