Speaker - Mike Hulme

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Professor Mike Hulme is the Founding Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, UK, and is based in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia (UEA) where he has worked for the last 18 years. His general research interest is global climate change – the science/policy interface – but specialising in the construction and application of climate change scenarios for impact, adaptation and integrated assessment. He has also worked on the evaluation of climate models and on the development of global and national observational climate data sets. Much of his early research career was concerned with climate change and desertification in Africa. Professor Hulme has prepared climate scenarios and reports for the UK Government (including the UKCIP98 and UKCIP02 scenarios), the European Commission, UNEP, UNDP, WWF-International and the IPCC. He was a co-ordinating lead author for the chapter on ‘Climate scenario development’ for the Third Assessment Report of the United Nations IPCC, as well as a contributing author for several other chapters. He is leading the EU Integrated Project ADAM (Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies) during the period 2006-9, which comprises a 26-member European research consortium contributing research to the development of EU climate policy. Professor Hulme has advised numerous companies and non-governmental organisations about climate change and its implications. He is co-editor of the journal Global Environmental Change. He delivered the 2005 Queens Lecture in Berlin, and is a frequent speaker about climate change at academic, professional and public events, and for the media; for 12 years wrote a monthly climate column for the Guardian newspaper. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal papers and over 30 book chapters on these and other topics, together with over 220 reports and popular articles about climate change.

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The Science and Politics of Climate Change

10.28.07 | 01:34:40 min | 5 comments