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How Can We Improve the Health Sector’s Climate Resilience?

How Can We Improve the Health Sector’s Climate Resilience?

By Katty Huang and Andrew Charlton-Perez The Problem Weather and climate can have great impacts on human health. One aspect of this is in relation to temperature exposure. In the UK, around 9% of deaths...

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Socioeconomic storylines for an uncertain future

Socioeconomic storylines for an uncertain future

Jen Dicks, Project Manager for UKCR project UK-SSPs, explains that “shared socioeconomic pathways” can be viewed as different storylines of future socioeconomic circumstances, helping to inform what impact our society and economy might have on...

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Zooming ahead? Getting the best out of virtual workshops for research

Zooming ahead? Getting the best out of virtual workshops for research

UKCR co-Champion Kate Lonsdale and professional facilitator Penny Walker reflect on recent experience of online event design and facilitation How did this come about? Kate Lonsdale:  I had been looking forward to hosting a small,...

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The future of climate change risk assessment is just about to come a lot closer

The future of climate change risk assessment is just about to come a lot closer

Professor Jim Hall on a game-changing new project to assess climate risk The UK Climate Resilience Programme has just announced the award of its flagship research project on “Enhancing climate change risk assessment capability”. The...

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A hot topic: heat hazards in the media

A hot topic: heat hazards in the media

A recent paper by Priestley PhD researcher Rachel Harcourt explores how UK newspapers talk about hot weather risks. May was the sunniest month ever recorded in the UK, and these last few days of June...

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Genesis of the joint Met Office/UKRI UK Climate resilience programme 

Genesis of the joint Met Office/UKRI UK Climate resilience programme 

Professor Jason Lowe reflects on how the UK Climate Resilience programme is playing an increasing role in helping to better estimate risks from present and future weather and climate variability   During the weeks of...

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The online conference experience: A world of ideas (from my spare room)

The online conference experience: A world of ideas (from my spare room)

By Dr Freya Garry, Met Office After excitedly submitting an abstract in January to attend my favourite conference, the world changed in ways that those of us who don’t study pandemics never really contemplated before....

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Embedded research offers all-round benefits

Embedded research offers all-round benefits

Twenty four organisations are participating in a call for UK-based academic researchers to apply for  29 funded placements with them on proposals to address aspects of climate resilience.  Host organisations for the UK Climate Resilience Embedded Researcher scheme range from Anglian Water to the Church of England, along...

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Public opinion on climate change is up but let’s not forget lessons from the past

Public opinion on climate change is up but let’s not forget lessons from the past

Public opinion on climate change is shifting but to keep it at the top of the political and public agenda will require a sustained effort for decades to come, says Adam Corner In Britain, we...

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SPF UKCRP Leeds workshop: a personal view

SPF UKCRP Leeds workshop: a personal view

Rachel Perks, who works on Climate Services at the Met Office, gave us her take on the recent SPF UKCRP workshop held in Leeds A workshop was led by the SPF UK Climate Resilience Programme...

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Flood defences simply aren’t good enough – here’s what needs to be done

Flood defences simply aren’t good enough – here’s what needs to be done

Liz Sharp, University of Sheffield When even Boris Johnson, the UK’s Conservative prime minister, interprets severe flooding as a probable consequence of climate change, it’s a sign that everyone is recognising that the weather is...

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