Media

6 February 2021

Snowmelt flooding: Professor Hannah Cloke (GES) is quoted by the Telegraph and Yahoo News on the potential for snowmelt flooding this winter.

25 January 2021

Carbon Brief uses quotes from Prof Hannah Cloke OBE (Met and GES) in the Times in a daily briefing roundup. 

22 January 2021

The Times quotes Prof Hannah Cloke (Geography/Met) on the increase in flooding in the UK because of climate change

4 January 2021

Prof Hannah Cloke (GES and Met) spoke to Ars Technica about developments in flood forecasting, and Dr Jess Neumann (GES) spoke to LBC about flooding in parts of the country after Christmas.

14 September 2020

Prof Hannah Cloke (Meteorology/Geography) spoke to CGTN about the effect of climate change affecting british farmers who have seen one of the worst harvest in decades.

10 September 2020

Comments by Prof Hannah Cloke (Met and Geography) are included in a BBC Radio 4 report about rising emissions and climate change.

28 August 2020

Heatwaves: Professor Hannah Cloke (GES) is quoted by Carbon Brief on the excess deaths thought to have been caused by heatwaves this month.

26 August 2020

Heatwave deaths: Prof Hannah Cloke (Geography) provided expert comment for this Telegraph article on the number of deaths reported during the heatwave in early August – she said this type of extreme heat is an effect of climate change.

25 August 2020

Storm Francis: Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography) is quoted in an article for the Guardian as Storm Francis affects the UK and Ireland.

17 August 2020

The Next Web republishes a piece written for The Conversation by Professor Hannah Cloke (GES) about predicting thunderstorms and flooding.

Sputnik Radio (Russia) spoke to Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography/Meteorology) on how to prepare for floods.

14 August 2020

A piece for The Conversation by Professor Hannah Cloke (GES) on heatwaves, thunderstorms and flooding – all seen in the UK this week – is republished by Yahoo News.

11 August 2020

Professor Hannah Cloke (GES) is quoted by Xinhua Net on climate change making UK weather more extreme.

3 August 2020

Climate report: Further coverage of comments about a new Met Office report about the effect that climate change is having on UK weather. Prof Hannah Cloke (GES and Met) is quoted on articles on BBC Newsround, and Prof Rich Allan (Met) is quoted in the Independent, MSN News,

16 July 2020

Flood Strategy: Further reporting of comments by Prof Hannah Cloke (GES) on the government’s new Flood Strategy, in The Engineer. Read our full expert comment.

15 July 2020

Flood Strategy: Further reporting of comments by Prof Hannah Cloke (GES) on the government’s new Flood Strategy, in the Guardian and Yahoo! News. Read our full expert comment.

14 July 2020

Flood Strategy: Professor Hannah Cloke (GES) is quoted on the government’s new Flood Strategy by BBC Online, the Telegraph, Daily Mail and Yahoo News. Read our full expert comment.

3 June 2020

Sun and storms: Bloomberg quotes Professor Hannah Cloke (Meteorology and GES) on May being the driest month in 124 years in the UK. Read our news story. Professor Cloke is also quoted by Inside Climate News on a predicted increase in intense rainfall in future due to climate change, and an article written by her about how improved forecasts and early warning systems helped save lives when Cyclone Amphan hit south Asia is published by The Conversation.

24 April 2020

Hottest year in Europe: Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography) is quoted in pieces by The Courier, The Daily Express, and The Daily Star; Professor Rowan Sutton (NCAS) is quoted in pieces by The Times, The Daily Mirror, The Western Mail, and The Sun;

23 April 2020

Record-breaking temperatures: New data that shows that 2019 broke European all time average temperatures, and that 2020 is on track to beat it, is reported widely. BBC News, Evening Standard, and PA copy used by the Daily Mail, Yahoo! News and more than 100 local papers including Local Berkshire quotes Prof Hannah Cloke (GES), and The Times, Metro quotes Prof Rowan Sutton (Met).

15 April 2020

Angie Elwin (GES) is quoted by Earthwatch on a citizen science soil project led by Reading.

2 April 2020

Flooding: Prof Hannah Cloke (Geography) was quoted in The Guardian for an article on the use of natural flooding solutions in the UK.

27 March 2020

COVID-19  Prof Hannah Cloke (Geography) is quoted in a piece by THE about the pressure currently placed on researchers

13 March 2020

Budget flood funding: The Times quotes Professor Hannah Cloke (GES and Meteorology) on the funding announced for flood defences in the Spring Budget.

12 March 2020

Budget – flooding spend: Prof Hannah Cloke (Geography) was quoted in The Guardian and The Times (£) following yesterday’s Budget, which confirmed an increase in spending to repair and improve the UK’s flood defences. The article is reproduced on Yahoo News.

11 March 2020

Climate emergency: Prof Hannah Cloke (GES) spoke to ITV News at Ten after the UN warns that climate change is a bigger global threat than Covid-19 and how the UK can manage rising sea levels.

2 March 2020

Flooding: Prof Hannah Cloke (GES and Meteorology) appeared on Channel 4 News to discuss flooding and climate change, and was interviewed for BBC Radio 4.

Prof Cloke also penned an article for the Conversation on the ongoing flooding in the UK and how homes can be better protected, which is reposted on iNews.

28 February 2020

Flooding: The Telegraph quotes Professor Hannah Cloke (GES and Meteorology) on the ongoing flooding in the UK and how homes can be better protected.

25 February 2020

Flooding: Professor Hannah Cloke (GES and Meteorology) is quoted in the Times, Telegraph and Express on the recent flooding in the UK and statement by the Environment Agency about building on flood plains.

24 February 2020

Flooding:

Sky News interviewed Professor Hannah Cloke (GES and Meteorology) about ways to protect homes from flooding, following recent storms in the UK. Professor Cloke’s is also quoted in the Observer and Yahoo News, and her comments on a proposed North Sea dam were used in the Guardian’s weekly news review.

Dr Jess Neumann (GES) spoke to TalkRadio and LBC on why homes are still being built on flood plains.

20 February 2020

Flooding: Prof Hannah Cloke (Met) was quoted in The Guardian (print also) for a piece on houses being built on floodplain land. The piece is reproduced on Yahoo News. Prof Cloke is also quoted in various regional outlets.

19 February 2020

Flooding: Dr Jess Neumann (Geography) also spoke to BBC News (8 mins 14 secs in) on the same topic.

18 February 2020

Flooding: Prof Hannah Cloke (Met) was on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast show, BBC News 24, Channel 4 News, BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC South discussing the recent flooding and how climate change is a contributing factor to the risk of flooding. She was also quoted in articles in The Guardian, The Daily Mirror, The Independent, The Mirror, Channel 4 News Online, Daily Mail, ITV Online, Daily Mail and various regional newspapers (PA story). Dr Jess Neuman (Geography) also spoke to Sky News, BBC News 24, BBC News and BBC Radio Berkshire.

14 February 2020

North Sea dam: Professor Hannah Cloke (GES and Meteorology) is quoted on a proposal by a Dutch scientist to enclose the North Sea with a 300-mile dam to protect Europe from rising sea levels in the Guardian, Mail Online, the Times Scotland, Yahoo News, the Glasgow Herald, the Express and Metro.

11 February 2020

Flood defences: The Telegraph quotes Professor Hannah Cloke (GES and Meteorology) on the effectiveness of flood defences after parts of the UK were flooded this week.

9 September 2019

Prof Joanna Clark discusses on a NFM webinar the most important NFM issues with experts on line helping resolve problems and building our capacity to mainstream NFM successfully.  Achieved by exchanging learning, trouble-shooting and hearing inspiring stories.  

This is part of over 100 Catchment Based Approach Integrated Delivery events. This theme is sponsored by Environment Agency FCERM, the new CaBA Flood Working Group and others on building capacity for communities, catchment partnerships and local authorities to achieve successful NFM.

27 August 19

Wet weather: Professor Hannah Cloke (Geograpgy) is quoted in an article by New Scientist about the effect of global warming on wet weather.

17 July 19

Herald Express report on soil health, and quote Prof Joanna Clark (GES).

9 July 19

Western Morning News quotes Professor Joanna Clark (GES) on the importance of soil for curbing climate change.

26 June 2019

UK flooding: Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography & Environmental Science) is quoted in an article by Wired on extreme rainfall and the future of flooding in the UK

21 June 2019

Flood in a drought: A piece written for The Conversation by Professor Hannah Cloke (GES and Meteorology) on last week’s floods in the UK is reproduced in iNews print edition.

17 June 2019

Flood in a drought: A piece written for The Conversation by Professor Hannah Cloke (GES and Meteorology) on last week’s floods in the UK is used in the Guardian’s Weather Eye column.

14 June 2019

 Flooding in a drought?: Further coverage of an article by Prof Hannah Cloke OBE (GES) for the Conversation about flooding following the recent wet weather, and how there can be localised flooding while the country faces a drought. The Times quote from the piece, and Metro have reproduced it in full.

13 June 2019

Flooding in a drought?: Prof Hannah Cloke OBE (GES) writes for the Conversation about flooding following the recent wet weather, and how there can be localised flooding while the country faces a drought.

30 April 2019

Soil health: Further coverage of ProfJoanna Clarke’s (GES) work to investigate soil health and carbon levels, and some possible solutions proposed by scientists and farmers was picked up throughout the day by various BBC stations, including BBC Radio Orkney, BBC Radio Highlands, BBC Radio Scotland and Radio 5 Live, and BBC Online

29 April 2019

Soil health: BBC News 24, BBC News Online and BBC Radio 4 Farming Today interviewed Prof Joanna Clarke (GES) about work to investigate soil health and carbon levels, and some possible solutions proposed by scientists and farmers.

2018
Chris Short and Bel Whitwam were interviewed on BBC Local News about natural flood management in Gloucestershire and the LANDWISE project. Story was also reported in BBC Radio Wiltshire, with additional support from project partner Adrian Hares to give a Wiltshire Farmer perspective.

2017
Prof Joanna Clark interviewed on BBC Radio Berkshire about Natural Flood Management in Thames Area and the LANDWISE project.

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