20/11/22 20 November 2022 -
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Don't panic about the birth of Baby 8 Billion. Before he's 65 our numbers will be in reverse We should not be alarmed at the rise in global population; it's inequality, greed and waste that are the real problems of our age, writes Professor Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography and author of Population 10 Billion in an opinion piece for The Guardian.
02/12/21 2 December 2021 -
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When will life return to normal after the pandemic? No one can ever know for sure when life will return to normal after a particular event, not least because what's normal keeps on changing, even in normal times. Nevertheless, it's a question we can't help pondering - particularly when new COVID developments, such as the emergence of the omicron variant, keep on shifting the pandemic's goalposts - Prof Danny Dorling writes in The Conversation.
08/09/21 8 September 2021 -
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Dr Louise Slater awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship Dr Louise Slater is one of eight Oxford University academics who have been awarded significant financial funding from the UKRI 'Future Leaders Fellowships scheme' that was created to help develop the next wave of world-class research and innovation leaders in academia and business.
08/04/21 08 April 2021 -
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Jamie Lorimer on the Probiotic Planet Jamie Lorimer, Professor of Environmental Geography, talks to Table Debates about his latest book 'The Probiotic Planet: Using Life to Manage Life' in this new Feed podcast. Listen now.
31/03/21 31 March 2021 -
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A walk on the wild side: Rewilding Britain's landscapes with large herbivores Alumna, Filipa Soares, discusses her doctoral research exploring the role of rewilding as an innovative, proactive and experimental approach to nature conservation in Britain. Read in full.
18/03/21 18 March 2021 -
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Census 2021 will reveal how a year of lockdowns and furlough has transformed the UK Danny Dorling discusses the pros and cons of the 2021 census, commenting how it will provide a clearer picture of the inequalities that have come to light since the beginning of the pandemic in his latest piece for The Conversation.
14/03/21 14 March 2021 -
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If Boris Johnson is serious about levelling up, he would plan for a 2026 census now Professor Danny Dorling shares concern that this month's census would not give an accurate picture of Britain due to lockdown measures, stating that an extra census in 2026 would show whether the government's aim of "levelling up" poorer areas was working. Read in full via The Guardian.
10/03/21 10 March 2021 -
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Major floods increased in temperate climates but decreased elsewhere: Oxford study Severe river floods are escalating in temperate climates and putting at risk populations, livelihoods and property, according to evidence published today in Geophysical Research Letters by an international team led by Dr Louise Slater.
25/02/21 25 February 2021 -
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Major International Collaboration to Develop Next Generation Global Flood Model "EvoFlood: The evolution of global flood hazard and risk" is a new £3.7m project that aims to revolutionise our understanding of flood risk. The project, involving the University of Oxford and led by the University of Hull and the University of Southampton, represents a collaborative endeavour of 9 UK universities, as well as multiple national and international end-user organisations.
29/01/21 29 January 2021 -
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Meet Janey Messina Associate Professor in Quantitative Social Science Methods
02/12/20 2 December 2020 -
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Why is COVID-19 more severe in the north of England? The story in four graphs Prof Danny Dorling and Prof George Davey Smith (Bristol) explore the geographical differences in infections and deaths from COVID-19 in an article in The Conversation.
27/11/20 27 November 2020 -
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Brexit And Beyond with Professor Danny Dorling Danny Dorling talks to 'UK In a Changing Europe' Director Anand Menon about the wealth and inequality gap in this country, how academics should communicate their findings to the wider world and the importance of using experts in a pandemic in this new Brexit and Beyond podcast.
02/11/20 02 Novemberber 2020 -
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Meet Jamie Lorimer Professor of Environmental Geography
29/10/20 29 October 2020 -
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Dr Louise Slater awarded Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award by the European Geosciences Union Dr Louise Slater has been awarded the European Geosciences Union's 2021 Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award in the field of Geomorphology.
20/10/20 20 October 2020 -
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New funding to improve water security for 10 million people in Africa and Asia by 2024 New funding from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office will support global research and practice to improve water security for 10 million people in Africa and Asia, through Oxford University's REACH programme led by SoGE and the Smith School.
06/10/20 06 October 2020 -
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Coronavirus: Is the cure worse than the disease? The most divisive question of 2020 Danny Dorling considers experts' current and changing beliefs of how best to manage the pandemic and where the balance of advantages and disadvantages lies in his latest article for The Conversation.
01/10/20 01 October 2020 -
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Why are coronavirus rates rising in some areas of England and not others? Danny Dorling co-authors a new article explaining why more coronavirus tests will not see an equal rise of positive cases across the country. Read in full via The Conversation.
28/09/20 28 Sep 2020 -
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Finntopia: what we can learn from the world's happiest country? In the quest for the best of all societies, Professor Danny Dorling provides insights on his latest book, exploring what can be learnt from Europe's most equitable country and what's made it the world's happiest country for three years running.
10/09/20 10 September 2020 -
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Coronavirus: why aren't death rates rising with case numbers? Danny Dorling uses government data from England and Wales to explain why coronavirus death rates remain low despite cases rising for two months in his latest article for The Conversation.
24/07/20 24 July 2020 -
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Immediate action needed to stem the flow of plastic into the ocean, finds report A new analysis by The Pew Charitable Trusts and SYSTEMIQ, in collaboration with the University of Oxford, the University of Leeds, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and Common Seas, found that the annual flow of plastic into the ocean could nearly triple by 2040. The release of this report coincides with the publication of 'Evaluating Scenarios Toward Zero Plastic Pollution', in the journal Science and co-authored by Richard Bailey (Professor of Environmental Systems).
05/03/20 5 March 2020 -
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Spotlight on Research: paving the way for healthier, zero carbon transport Inactivity is now one of the top four risk factors for premature deaths. In response to this, the Transport Studies Unit's Christian Brand has helped develop the World Health Organisation 'HEAT' tool, which quantifies the health and carbon benefits of walking and cycling, and is used by local and national governments across the globe.
21/02/20 21 Feb 2020 -
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World-class energy research to drive a net zero future As a step towards achieving the UK's net-zero target, funding announced this week will enable engineers, social scientists and natural scientists to conduct vital research on global energy challenges and their implications for the UK. The fourth phase of the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) will receive £22 million and Dr Christian Brand will co-lead its 'Energy for Mobility' research theme.
09/12/19 9 Dec 2019 -
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Are SUVs sabotaging the green transport revolution? A new review from UKERC, co-authored by Christian Brand, reveals how the trend of purchasing bigger cars is threatening the UK's attempts to reduce emissions from the transport sector. Over the past four years, there have been 1.8 million SUV sales in the UK, compared to a total of 47 thousand for battery electric vehicles. This equates to a staggering ratio of 37:1.
25/11/19 25 Nov 2019 -
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Fast forwarding thinking on a Net Zero Oxfordshire The TSU's Gordon Stokes and Sam Hampton have consulted Oxford Friends of the Earth on sustainable transport and energy science, for their 'Fast Forward Oxfordshire' report. The publication sets out a vision of sustainable Net Zero Oxfordshire in 2040, and supports this with policy recommendations and examples of sustainable intiatives already happening around the world.
11/11/19 11 Nov 2019 -
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Rivers are changing all the time, and it affects their capacity to contain floods Building robust flood defences and modelling vulnerable areas is crucial if we are to avoid loss of life and livelihoods from these devastating weather events. But new research by Dr Louise Slater and colleagues reveals that the capacity of rivers to keep water flowing within their banks can change quickly - and in failing to acknowledge this, some flood models and defences may be under-equipped to deal with the consequences when they do.
06/06/19 6 June 2019 -
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Disrupting transport sooner a "no brainer" Christian Brand blogs about his research into the UK's 'Road to Zero' strategy. He concludes that the target for all new cars and vans to be 'effectively zero emission' by 2040 may be 'too little too late' to avoid 1.5°C warming. A stronger policy signal of a 2030 ban including hybrid electric vehicles would, he suggests, move manufacturers to invest and innovate, bringing deeper reductions in carbon emissions sooner.
04/06/19 4 June 2019 -
Smart Handpumps - Sustainable water for rural communities, Crowdfunder runs 3 June - 1 July
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Smart Handpumps crowdfunding appeal launched On 3 June OxReach launched its latest crowdfunding campaign, to raise £50,000 for Smart Handpumps before 1 July. The money will be used to develop technology so that Smart Handpumps can be deployed more widely across rural Kenya, and beyond, so that more people can benefit from sustainable water supplies.
12/04/19 12 April 2019 -
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Research shows rapid urbanisation increasing pressure on rural water supplies globally An international team led by Dr Dustin Garrick has carried out the first systematic global review of water reallocation from rural to urban regions - the practice of transferring water from rural areas to cities to meet demand from growing urban populations. They found that 69 cities with a population of 383 million people receive approximately 16 billion cubic meters of reallocated water per year - almost the annual flow of the Colorado River.
27/03/19 27 March 2019 -
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Oxford conference takes a diverse approach to tackling the water security problem Opening today, the REACH International Conference on Water Security and Poverty 2019 celebrates achieving its most diverse gathering of practitioners and scientists to date. In addition to achieving an equal gender balance, half of attendees represent countries in Africa and Asia, and one-third are early career researchers.
27/03/19 27 March 2019 -
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Myles Allen named as one of the world's 100 most influential people in climate policy Drawing on hundreds of nominations from experts and leading organisations, Apolitical's 'Climate 100' list celebrates politicians, civil servants, academics and activists who are the driving force behind climate policy change.