Tweet your climate science question to @UofE_Research using #askclimate for our Q&A.

Live Twitter Q&A with world-leading climate researchers

An opportunity to ask questions to world-leading experts

A Research Services research event
Date8 May 2014
Time11:30 to 12:30

Live Twitter Q&A

Do you have a burning question about climate science?

We’ll be letting our researchers take over the @UofE_Research Twitter account on Thursday 8 May between 11.30 – 12.30. Professors Neil Adger, Mat Collins, Peter CoxRichard Betts, and Dr Saffron O'Neill will be on hand to answer your questions on the latest developments in climate science. Each of our participants has contributed to the recently published Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report.

Feel free to tweet questions in advance to @UofE_Research using the hashtag #askclimate.

Time:       11.30 – 12.30
Date:        Thursday 8 May 2014
Hashtag: #askclimate
Twitter:   @UofE_Research

How to participate

  1. We will be tweeting answers from @UofE_Research (accessible at
  2. You can view the Q&A conversation by searching for #askclimate on Twitter or visiting
  3. Questions will be answered by Professors Neil Adger (@NeilAdger), Mat Collins (@mat_collins), Peter Cox, Richard Betts (@richardabetts), and Dr Saffron O'Neill (@SaffronJONeill).
  4. Please ask questions in advance of the Q&A either by tweeting @UofE_Research or emailing

Please note that due to time constraints we may not be able to answer all questions.

Who will be participating?

Our expert climate tweeters for the Q&A session will be:

Professor Neil Adger, Professor in Geography and Coordinating Lead Authors for IPCC Working Group 2 Chapter 12: Human Security.

Personal Twitter account: @NeilAdger

Professor Richard Betts, Chair in Climate Impacts and Lead Author for IPCC Working Group 2 Chapter 4: Terrestrial and inland water systems.

Personal Twitter account: @richardabetts

Professor Mat Collins, Joint Met Office Chair in Climate Change and Coordinating Lead Authors for Working Group I, Chapter 12: Long term climate change: projections, commitments and irreversibility

Personal Twitter account: @mat_collins

Professor Peter Cox, Professor of Climate System Dynamics and Lead Authors in IPCC Working Group I Chapter 9: Evaluation of climate models

Dr Saffron O'Neill, Lecturer in Human Geography. 'Saffron is leading a team investigating how the media reported on the IPCC Fifth Assessment, and what this might mean for climate science.

Personal Twitter account: @SaffronJONeill

Join us in person

The Q&A is taking place ahead of a world-first conference on 15 and 16 May taking place at the University of Exeter. The Transformational Climate Science conference is being run in partnership with the Met Office and University of Leeds, bringing together all three Working Groups for the first time since the IPCC report was published.

Members of the public are encouraged to view the conference online or join a special public forum on the evening of 15 May.

ProviderResearch Services
OrganizerResearch and Knowledge Transfer

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