On 20th September climate and energy scientists from the School of Geography attended the climate strike in Oxford, answering questions and sharing the latest research on net zero, mitigation, clean energy, reducing demand, attribution and more.
Led by the UK Student Climate Network, the strike in Oxford saw over 10,000 people take to streets to demand action on climate change. Across the UK around 350,000 people took part in the demonstrations, joining an estimated 4 million participants worldwide.
Scientists from ECI and across the Oxford Climate Network attended the strike to provide information, talk to students, and answer questions on the latest climate work – from shifting to renewable energy to how extreme weather is linked to man-made climate change.
Professor Myles Allen, climate scientist and lead author of the IPCC report on 1.5 degrees, also gave a speech during the event, while Dr Tina Fawcett and other ECI scientists joined the Lord Mayor of Oxford at a special climate drop-in Q&A.
(From left) Clare Downing and Professor Nick Eyre from the UK Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions, joined Dr Tina Fawcett and Professor Myles Allen who spearheaded ECI's information tent.
Dr Friederike Otto, acting director of ECI, answered questions during the climate strike.
ECI created an information leaflet highlighting the latest climate science and understanding.