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

GSI Seminar Series – Dr Federico Demaria: The Case for Degrowth

Can we live simply so others can simply live? In this seminar, Dr Demaria explores the controversial thinking of a systems shift to degrowth, as a solution to many of the economical, societal and environmental challenges our capitalist society has produced. Dr Demaria is an interdisciplinary socio-environmental scientist at the Institute of Environmental Science and … Continue reading GSI Seminar Series – Dr Federico Demaria: The Case for Degrowth

GSI Seminar Series – Dr Will Seviour: Stratospheric Ozone Depletion and its Impact on Climate

Today (03/02/2021) saw the second seminar in the GSI Spring Seminar Series of 2021. We hosted speaker Dr Will Seviour, a senior lecturer at the University of Exeter Department of Mathematics, and the GSI. Dr Saviour is a relatively new academic at Exeter, but brings with him a wealth of experience and specialism in Ozone … Continue reading GSI Seminar Series – Dr Will Seviour: Stratospheric Ozone Depletion and its Impact on Climate