‘Climate Change Is What The Boxer Trains For But Weather Throws The Punches’
This lecture is the second in a series designed to support the 2020 Climate Group’s aim to bring together business, voluntary, academic and public sectors to share information and work towards a low carbon Scotland.
Professor Stephen Belcher joined the Met Office in 2012. He leads the Climate Science directorate at the Hadley Centre, providing specific direction to its six areas: Earth System Science, Climate Impacts, Climate Monitoring, Cryosphere and Oceans, Seasonal to Decadal and Understanding Climate. Together these areas provide the science and model developments key to understanding climate variability and projecting future change and its impacts.
Professor James Curran MBE is Chief Executive of SEPA and has worked in environmental science and regulation for 30 years. He has undertaken studies in hydrometeorology, numerical modelling of dispersion in marine waters, and water resources management as well as a spell of direct regulatory enforcement with agricultural and industrial businesses. He has been a consultant to the Scottish Office and was for some years the Head of Science with SEPA and then Head of Environmental Strategy. In 2006 he co-founded and then ran Entrading, the UK's first comprehensive eco-store and cafe in central Glasgow. After a couple of years later he rejoined SEPA, first as Director Science and Strategy and now as Chief Executive. James was awarded MBE for services to the environment in 2007.