Ed is a climate scientist in the National Centre for Atmospheric Science at the University of Reading, and a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th Assessment Report.

His research examines how and why the climate has changed since the industrial revolution, and how it may change over the coming decades, particularly the interplay between natural climate variations and human-caused trends.

He also leads Weather Rescue – a series of citizen science projects involving thousands of volunteers – which are recovering millions of lost Victorian-era weather observations from hand-written archives and turning them into invaluable digital data.

Ed also actively engages with a variety of audiences about climate change, especially using novel graphical visualisations such as the Warming Stripes.

Contact: ed.hawkins@ncas.ac.uk