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Dr Claire Belcher receiving her Marie Curie Award from Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth

First plants caused ice ages: The modern moss, Physcomitrella patens, was used to study the effect of plants on the chemical weathering of rocks.

Tim explains to Miranda Krestovnikoff of Radio 4's 'Costing the Earth' why trying to drain the English Channel is no solution to climate change.

Media coverage

Klimaforsker Tim Lenton om klimaforandringerne: Jeg er optimistisk omkring, at vi kan overkomme udfordringerne, for jeg er overbevist om, at vi har kapaciteten til at gøre det

Ræson, 25 October 2018

Gaia 2.0, 20 September 2018

Gaia 2.0: l’umanità sa, ma non agisce

Micron, 21 September 2018

Terre: mise à jour Gaia 2.0?

Le Monde, 14 September 2018

Gaia Hypothesis: Humans have fundamentally altered Earth's self-regulating system

Newsweek, 13 September 2018

Famous theory of the living Earth upgraded to 'Gaia 2.0'

Science Daily, 13 September 2018

Climat: Le plus urgent et le plus dangereux est la fonte des calottes glaciaires

Libération, 8 August 2018

The Gaia hypothesis revived

Science Friction with Natasha Mitchell, ABC RN, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 22 July 2018

Vanishing ecosystem in the Barents sea: why it's a wake up call

Radio FM4, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, 20 July 2018 

Scientists propose solution to 'Gaia puzzle', 2 July 2018

Scientists finally have an explanation for the 'Gaia puzzle'

The Conversation, 2 July 2018

Timeline: The history of climate modelling

The Carbon Brief, 18 January 2018

The impacts of climate change

BBC Radio 4, 16 November 2017

Sea temperature changes contributing to droughts

University of Exeter, 18 July 2017

Scientists assessing Woodbury Common fire site in global warming investigation, 20 July 2017

Glastonbury 2070? How the festival might have to cope with 4℃ of global warming

The Conversation, 21 June 2017

Global climate change story map wins award

University of Exeter, 23 May 2017

Oxygen, the Breath of Life

BBC Radio 4, 8 May 2017

All hail the humble moss, bringer of oxygen and life to Earth

The Guardian, 15 August 2016

Humble moss helped create our oxygen-rich atmosphere

The University of Exeter, 15 August 2016

Fossil fuel burning 'postponing next ice age'

The Guardian, 13 January 2016

Changing Climate: The Solutions

BBC Radio 4, 23 November 2015

Society 'to be hit by climate change'

BBC News online, 16 November 2015

Changing Climate: The Science

BBC Radio 4, 16 November 2015

Oceans of Acid

BBC Radio 4, Costing the Earth, 23 September 2015

Searching for signs of abrupt ecological shift

Radio Ecoshock, 17 September 2015

A warmer North Pacific is staying warmer with dramatic impact on marine life

Inside Climate News, 1 September 2015

Leading earth scientists release free educational application

University of Exeter, 29 July 2015

Climate scientists discuss future of their field

Nature, 7 July 2015

Minister for Universities and Science visits University of Exeter

University of Exeter, 23 June 2015

Carbon Removal Research - Opportunities for Action

Virgin Earth Challenge Blog, 16 June 2015

Global warming causes more global warming

CBS News, 30 March 2015

Direct evidence for a positive feedback in climate change

University of Exeter, 30 March 2015

Policy makers should not discount the damages from future climate tipping points

University of Exeter, 23 March 2015

Predicting Tipping Points

Article by Richard J.Blaustein in World Policy Journal Spring 2015 p32

First animals oxygenated the oceans

The University of Exeter's press release about research led by Professor Tim Lenton (Geography) which suggested that the first animals oxygenated the oceans, paving the way for the evolution of complex life forms, prompted coverage including a column in The New York Times and reports in Fox News, The Scientist, LiveScience, National Geographic Italia, Ocean News & Technology, SmartBrief, The Hindu, Hindustan Times ePaper (Indore), The Sentinel, North Africa Business – Newsvine, International Business Times, Navhind Times, Nature World News, Latin Post, Headlines & Global News,, The Gulf Today, The Financial Express, The Times Of India,, The Examiner, Netfonds, International Science Times, Phys.Org , ,, Bio-Medicine, Science Codex, EurekAlert!, Science Daily and others.

Climate change - and it's for free

Climate News Network, 21 December 2013

Which academic research caught the public imagination in 2013?

Altmetric top 100 papers (#42), 11 December 2013

Major new TV series 'The Tipping Points' features University of Exeter climate researchers

University of Exeter, 18 October 2013

'The Tipping Points,' New Weather Channel Series, Showcases Regions Altered By Warming Climate

The Huffington Post, 14 October 2013

Lift off for MOOCs

University of Exeter, 18 September 2013

Is fighting climate change bad news for biodiversity?

Environmental Research Web, 30 August 2013

€6.3m European Research Council success for Exeter five

University of Exeter, 30 July 2013

A second chance to save the climate

New Scientist 22 May 2013 page 8

NUS Interview with Tom Powell

NUS Student Eats Open Day, hosted by University of Exeter Student's Guild 22 May 2013

Understanding Earth's middle ages

The Leverhulme Trust newsletter April 2013 Page 5

Two Exeter academics appointed Wolfson Research Merit Award holders

University of Exeter 30 April 2013 

Is the Earth alive? That depends upon your definition of life

US National Public Radio blog by Marcelo Gleiser, 6 March 2013

Domino effect tips climate over edge

New Scientist 2 March 2013, Pages 6–7

Toxic oceans may have delayed spread of complex life

University of Exeter 28 February 2013

Major methane release is almost inevitable

New Scientist 21 February 2013

An Arctic Wake Up Call

Climate Radio, 22 January 2013 (interview with Professor Tim Lenton)

Climate Tipping Points

Planet Earth Online, 8 January 2013 (podcast)

Inspirational Scientist wins European Award for Communicating Research

University of Exeter, 6 November 2012

Exeter University researcher wins new Marie Curie Prize, 6 November 2012

First Marie Curie Prize reveals winners

New Europe online, 5 November 2012

British researcher wins new European Prize

European Commission, 5 November 2012

Arctic sea ice collapse triggers record Greenland ice-sheet melt

ABC Radio National Breakfast (Australia) 9 October 2012

Geoengineering - We have plans to cool the planet. Will they work?

Cover story, New Scientist 22 September 2012 

Searching for clues to calamity

New York Times, 20 July 2012

Beefing down farming could cut carbon

Simple Climate, 7 July 2012

Dietary changes may ease climate change

Voice of America, 20 June 2012 (interview with Prof Tim Lenton)

Eat less meat and improve farming efficiency

BBC Radio Devon, 20 June 2012 06.41am (interview with Tom Powell)

Eat less meat to save planet, researchers warn

The Telegraph 20 June 2012

We need to slash our meat consumption if we expect to feed a population of 9.3bn by 2050

Mail Online 20 June 2012

Eat less meat and improve farming efficiency to tackle climate change

University of Exeter 20 June 2012

Arctic sea ice may have passed crucial tipping point

New Scientist 27 March 2012

The options and constraints of geoengineering

The Daily Planet News (Edition 6) Planet Under Pressure 27 March 2012

Humble moss helped to cool Earth and spurred on life

BBC News 2 February 2012

First land plants plunged Earth into ice age

New Scientist 1 February 2012

First land plants may have plunged the Earth into a series of ice ages 1 February 2012

First plants caused ice ages

University of Exeter 1 February 2012 (including podcast)

Thanks to plants, we will never find a planet like Earth

Scientific American 1 February 2012

Plants altered early Earth's rivers

Our Amazing Planet 1 February 2012

The arrival of the first plants cooled the planet so much that it triggered a series of ice ages

Mail Online 1 February 2012

Study suggests first plants caused series of ice ages 1 February 2012

Arrival of plants triggered ice ages

TG Daily 1 February 2012

Climate's dark dawn

"We are going to have to look at CO2 removal" says Tim Lenton of the University of Exeter, UK.
New Scientist 3 December 2011

Hothouse Earth is on the horizon

"The poles will warm much more than the tropics" says Tim Lenton of the University of Exeter, UK, "so the Arctic could well lose all its ice".
New Scientist 19 November 2011

A very large hole in the Sahara

An interview for Radio 4's Costing the Earth series September 2011.

Early warning of climate tipping points 

Nature Climate Change July 2011.