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Climate Change: Here and Now


Professor Corinne Le Quéré, a leading global expert on climate change, discusses what
her current work can tell you about how much more flooding and drought to expect in your area, and how the food you buy in the supermarket is influenced by climate change.


Alternative Facts: Trust Us, We're Like Smart People


This isn’t the first time SciEnvy has
gotten political, and I’m sure that it will not be the last. If you’ve tuned in to the news this week, you will also have born witness to a series of executive orders pouring from The Whitehouse like they’re going out of fashion. Amongst lies spouted from the 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump about inauguration numbers, tweeting out a photo of Barrack Obama’s crowd with the wrong date inscribed, and acts of atrocity against women, comes - quite frankly - terrifying policy changes to a well established climate policy.


Foehn Winds and Glacier Plugs


The Antarctic Peninsula is one of the most rapidly warming regions on the planet, having warmed by around 3°C at Faraday/Vernadsky station in half a century. Although this warming has slowed, and is
even largely absent in the most recent years, this still has dramatic consequences for the region. Part of the reason that the peninsula has warmed so much in the last 50 years is because of changing atmospheric circulation, and the changing index of the dominant climatological mode in the Southern Hemisphere, known as the Southern Annular Mode, or SAM.


Scientists in the EU


As a website dedicated to the sharing of scientific knowledge, research and factual information, writing a piece on politics is breaking new ground for
Scienvy. It’s uncharted territory, and in truth a bit of a risk expressing a personal opinion on a subject as monumental as the imminent referendum. However, I feel as though factual information is something that has been severely lacking from both sides of the Brexit campaign in the past few months.

This isn’t going to be a piece focusing on scaremongering of impending economic crises, and won’t even mention the topic of immigration. This post will focuses on how science works within the EU at the moment, and why from a scientific - and personal standpoint - it is essential that you vote to remain on the 23rd of June.

Dilemma ft. Climate Change


Last week (11-13th April), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) met in Nairobi to consider the proposal made in Paris in December 2015 around producing a special report by 2018. The week before, UEA hosted the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research PhD Conference. These two events might appear completely unrelated. Sure, the chances of those at the IPCC meeting knowing (or caring) about a PhD conference are slim. But the reverse is not true.
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