Climate Change, Global, Science / 09/12/2021 COP26: how the climate crisis is being faced head on

This article was written using reports produced by young journalists who took part in the Report for the Future climate journalism programme. COP26 was the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference which took place at the beginning of November. Held in Glasgow, the conference set out to understand how best to reduce emissions, take steps...

Climate Change, Science / 07/12/2021 Climate Change Corner: Good COP or Bad COP? UEA at COP26

The UEA Lasdun Lecture series started this year with a talk entitled “Climate of Change: UEA at COP26”. The lecture was by Professor Mark Searcy, the Pro-Vice Chancellor of  Science. He introduced the three speakers for the evening, each of them having attended the COP26 summit in Glasgow.    Professor Corinne Le Quéré, a Royal Society...

Climate Change, Science / 16/11/2021 Norwich Eco Hub: Make Greener Choices Workshop

Norwich Eco Hub is a recently founded community interest company, deeply concerned with the environmental crisis looming over all our heads. With sustainability and eco-conscious living at its heart, the Eco Hub is seeking to create a dedicated space for the people of Norwich to come together and attempt to tackle climate change.    Although they...

Climate Change, Sport / 16/11/2021 Climate change: the threat to sport as we know it

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic brought a halt to all sporting events and left us without them for nearly three months. However, for many, this is merely a dress rehearsal for the increased effect climate change will have on sport. At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, drink breaks were introduced in football for the...

Books, Climate Change / 16/11/2021 Cli-Fi: Exploring the World Through Children’s Fiction

Mitch Johnson studied English Literature and Creative Writing at UEA and is now a published children’s author. His books expose injustices of the world whilst still being fun and accessible to young readers.  In October, Johnson conducted a talk as part of the Norwich Science Festival, discussing the power of children’s literature, particularly climate fiction....

Climate Change, Travel / 16/11/2021 Fight for your Flight: Travel and Privilege

In my twenty-two years on the planet, my experiences with efficient transport have been fairly limited. I grew up in an area with three buses a day. I have also only ever taken one flight – we went from Bristol to Glasgow and spent longer travelling from the airport to my grandparents’ house than we...

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Ben Santer Interview

In 1973, Ben Santer was an undergraduate in the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA, a position I now find myself in. Back then, Dr Santer could never have predicted that over 45 years later he would be returning to receive an Honorary Doctorate of science, for his service to advancing climate change evidence, but…

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