With the probability that global temperature rise can be kept below the 2°C target continuing to diminish, citizens as well as economic and political decision makers need to engage with knowledge about the likelihood and implications of severe future impacts, and the scale of mitigation required to avoid them, the likes of which few want to hear. This working paper reflects on the challenges and offers guidance for the way ahead.
University of East Anglia
Role at Tyndall
To implement an overall communications strategy for the Tyndall Centre to engage target audiences with Tyndall Centre Research, disseminate research results through the media and other channels, offer evidence to UK, EU and international government bodies, and ensure effective internal communication across the Tyndall Centre partnership. I'm also the manager of the Tyndall Centre at UEA - admin, personnel, finance, that type of thing.
Role at Council
Asher Minns is science communicator who specialises in knowledge transfer of climate change research to audiences that are outside of academia. He has 15 years experience of UK and international environmental sciences research, including ten years as a full-time communicator, and lectures on climate change communication in the UK and abroad. Asher is interdisciplinary with a humanities MSc in Science Communication, a science degree in Environmental Biology, and is a fully apprenticed Radar Engineer. His University career has spanned the Centre for Population Biology at Imperial College, London, the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University, and the Tyndall Centre Headquarters at the University of East Anglia.