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Conferences and Posters


Despite presenting work in internal conferences and helping to organise one, I managed to reach third year without presenting externally. To remedy this, a poster and a talk were made, and list of potential conferences drawn up. The Royal Entomological Society Post Graduate Forum seemed ideal: highly recommended by colleagues as a friendly chilled event run by early career insect enthusiasts, for early career insect enthusiasts. Read More...

Organic Gases in the Polar Seas


Charel Wohl just started his PhD at Plymouth Marine Laboratory. In this charming little video he is explaining why he is heading to the Arctic this year. Enjoy!


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.