Careers Day Sandown Bay Academy: Careers in Climate Change

In July 2021 for the careers week at Sandown Bay Academy, I took a trip back to my old school to give two career talks on topics I am passionate about; Careers in Climate Change and Girls in STEM. An opportunity to not only speak about these career routes, but also to enthuse and inform … Continue reading Careers Day Sandown Bay Academy: Careers in Climate Change

GSI Seminar Series: Dr Chris Boulton – Case Studies of Resilience

For the final seminar of the 2021 summer term we hosted GSI Associate Research Fellow, Dr Chris Boulton. Chris gave an overview of his applied methods to explore the early warning signals that precede system tipping points. Chris gave examples of resilience sensing in both physical and human systems - ranging from the Amazon resilience … Continue reading GSI Seminar Series: Dr Chris Boulton – Case Studies of Resilience

GSI Seminar Series: Dr Kimberley Nicholas – ‘Under the Sky We Make’ book discussion

For this GSI seminar (09/06/2021) we hosted a book discussion of the brilliant new book 'Under the Sky We Make' by Dr Kimberley Nicholas. Facilitated by Dr James Dyke, the discussion and the Q&A that followed filled the seminar with reflective and interesting conversations around how humans have agency and ability to navigate through our … Continue reading GSI Seminar Series: Dr Kimberley Nicholas – ‘Under the Sky We Make’ book discussion

GSI Seminar Series: Dr Kirsty Lewis – Science for Adaption and Resilience Action: A development perspective

Our seminar on 26th May hosted Dr Kirsty Lewis, who gave a talk on her experience and research and policy priorities of a Science for Adaption and Resilience action with a development perspective. Dr Lewis talked through the needs of evolving climate change research in relation to resilient development, and how central adaption and mitigation … Continue reading GSI Seminar Series: Dr Kirsty Lewis – Science for Adaption and Resilience Action: A development perspective

GSI Seminar Series: Laurie Laybourn-Langton – Entering the storm; the policy and political challenges of the next stage of environmental crisis

For our seminar 19th May, the GSI hosted Laurie Laybourn-Langton, who gave a talk Entering the storm: the policy and political challenges of the next stage of environmental crisis. Laurie spoke about overall strategy and where we stand in restoring the natural world and dealing with the adverse consequences of climate change change. Laurie examined … Continue reading GSI Seminar Series: Laurie Laybourn-Langton – Entering the storm; the policy and political challenges of the next stage of environmental crisis

GSI Seminar Series – Victor Leshyk: Philosophy of Science Art; a tool for building science literacy

For our second seminar of our summer series (11/05/2021) Victor Leshyk gave an art-filled talk on his philosophies for the creation, use, and power of Science Art. Victor led the audience through an extensive portfolio of his jaw-dropping work, exemplifying it's importance of getting Science Art right to improve science literacy, but also fight back … Continue reading GSI Seminar Series – Victor Leshyk: Philosophy of Science Art; a tool for building science literacy

GSI Seminar Series Workshop Special – Tim Lenton: Positive Tipping

On 5th May we kicked off our summer seminar series. This seminar was a special hosted by our GSI Director Professor Tim Lenton. Tim hosted a workshop on Positive Tipping Points; sources of hope within our societal and economic structures, leading on from a brief introduction he gave outlining the progress and research on these … Continue reading GSI Seminar Series Workshop Special – Tim Lenton: Positive Tipping

GSI Policy Network and EEIST Project Lecture – Simon Sharpe: Deciding how to decide, to accelerate low carbon transitions

March 4th GSI hosted a special joint seminar between the Policy Network and the Economics and Energy Innovation and Systems Transition Group. Simon Sharpe gave an insightful and important talk on context and consequence of how governments make decision around policy, and how this shapes our effectiveness of addressing climate change. Given the speed required … Continue reading GSI Policy Network and EEIST Project Lecture – Simon Sharpe: Deciding how to decide, to accelerate low carbon transitions

GSI Seminar Series – Dr Femke Nijsse and Dr Kirsten Lees: ECR Special

For the final seminar of the term we hosted an Early Career Researcher special event. We were excited to host a pair of impressive researchers within the GSI; Dr Femke Nijsse and Dr Kirsten Lees. Dr Femke Nijsse: Emergent constraints on climate sensitivity from historical warming and models Dr Nijsse gave a talk on her … Continue reading GSI Seminar Series – Dr Femke Nijsse and Dr Kirsten Lees: ECR Special

GSI Seminar Series – Dr Kimberley Simpson: Whodunnit? The Case of the Vanishing Savannas

The delicate balance between C3 trees and C4 grasses that has characterised the global Savannahs for millennia is now being compromised, threatening the existence of this biome. In this seminar, Dr Simpson assesses the potential 'culprits' behind the case of the vanishing Savannas, Dr Simpson is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Sheffield, in … Continue reading GSI Seminar Series – Dr Kimberley Simpson: Whodunnit? The Case of the Vanishing Savannas