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Living with environmental uncertainty

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Living with environmental uncertainty

Unravelling the crucial effect of two key factors in the escalation of extreme mega-heatwaves. Image by Alex Proimos.

Mega-heatwaves dissected

Rich Pancost

Living with environmental uncertainty

Director Rich Pancost talks biogeochemistry and why it is important for understanding climate change.

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Living with environmental uncertainty

Apply for our popular summer school where you will receive advanced training on risk and uncertainty in natural hazards. The course will run from 7 - 11 July 2014.

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Living with environmental uncertainty

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  • Secretary for the Council for Science and Technology checks out climate research at Bristol [24 Apr 14]
    Secretary for the Council for Science and Technology (CST) Dr Alan Pitt who is based in the Government Office for Science in the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, visits Dr Emma Stone to learn more about climate research at Bristol as part of a Royal Society pairing scheme.
  • Mega-heatwaves dissected [23 Apr 14]
    Cabot Institute member Diego G. Miralles from the University of Bristol's Hydrology group unravels the crucial effect of two key factors in the escalation of extreme mega-heatwave temperatures.
  • New approach needed to deal with increased flood risk [16 Apr 14]
    Considering the impacts of climate change on flood risk may not be effective unless current risk is managed better, according to new research from Cabot Institute academics at the University of Bristol, published today in the Journal of Hydrology.
  • New design for mobile phone masts could cut carbon emissions [14 Apr 14]
    A breakthrough in the design of signal amplifiers for mobile phone masts could deliver a massive 200MW cut in the load on UK power stations, reducing CO2 emissions by around 0.5 million tonnes a year.