BBC features NERC-funded research
19 January 2007
Research funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is featured on the BBC programme "Climate Change - Britain Under Threat", scheduled for transmission on Sunday 21 January 2007 on BBC One at 20:00.
Preliminary UK findings of the BBC Climate Change Experiment, which involved tens of thousands of people running climate prediction models on their home computers, will be revealed by Sir David Attenborough in Climate Change - Britain Under Threat.
The documentary highlights threats from climate change, of floods, storm-surges and heat-waves, but there may also be a few opportunities: olive groves in Devon and the chance of Blackpool topping the league of European beach resorts. The work was funded by NERC and the Microsoft Corporation.
Professor Alan Thorpe said, "NERC spends millions of pounds every year on climate change research so it's particularly gratifying that the work of climateprediction.net has reached so many people around the world. Changes in climate affect many people and we need to continue to increase our scientific knowledge so that society can respond to the challenges."
More information can be found in a press release issued by the Open University.
Briefing note: 01/07
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