Predicting a "washout", will chocolate taste better with climate change, and how effective is the Civil Service? Reading in the News - 20 Dec20 December 2017
Summer forecasting: Further coverage of new research that has found a more accurate way to forecast summer seasonal weather. Reports appeared on the Sky News website, in the Independent, Metro, and the Irish Times (scroll down for story), and Dr Albert Osso (Met) is quoted in most reports. Prof Rowan Sutton (Met) was interviewed by BBC R4 Farming Today (approx. 10 mins in) and RTE’s Morning Ireland breakfast show. Read our news story here.
Climate Change and chocolate: A report by NPR Radio on the impact of climate change on chocolate warns that taste will be affected by climate change, and not positively. Dr Andrew Daymond (APD) is quoted in the story.
How effective is the Civil Service?: Parliament UK notes that a select committee was held on the effectiveness of the Civil Service, and heard evidence from Professor Andrew Kakabadse (Henley Business School). The committee hearing is available to watch here.
- An article for Earther (scroll down) mentions Prof Paul Williams’ (Met) work on popular music and the weather presented at a conference last week.
- MSN Australia have covered research conducted by Emeritus Professor Philip Lowry suggesting that morning sickness is a sign of healthy pregnancy.
- The National Youth Science Forum of Australia has featured Jessica Sweeney, Chief Meteorologist for the British America’s Cup sailing team and Met graduate.
- A list of ‘ways to ward off’ possible signs of dementia by the Express mentions research on phenolic compounds in champagne that could delay memory loss.
- Deuschlandfunk report on the citizen science project led by Prof Ed Hawkins to recover weather data from the Ben Nevis observation station.
- A news roundup by International Pest Control notes a study published on the monitoring of barn owls (New CRRU study monitors UK barn owl breeding), and mentions that the data for the study was analysed at the University of Reading.