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People Professor Myles Allen

Co-Director, Oxford Martin Net Zero Carbon Investment Initiative


Professor of Geosystem Science

Myles Allen is Professor of Geosystem Science in the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford and Head of the Climate Dynamics Group in the University's Department of Physics. His research focuses on how human and natural influences on climate contribute to observed climate change and risks of extreme weather and in quantifying their implications for long-range climate forecasts.

Myles has served on the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as Lead Author on 'Detection of Climate Change and Attribution of Causes' for the 3rd Assessment in 2001, as Review Editor on 'Global Climate Projections' for the 4th Assessment in 2007, and as Lead Author on 'Detection and Attribution of Climate Change: from Global to Regional' for the 5th Assessment in 2013.

He proposed the use of Probabilistic Event Attribution to quantify the contribution of human and other external influences on climate to specific individual weather events and leads the www.climateprediction.net project, using distributed computing to run the world’s largest ensemble climate modelling experiments.

Media Coverage

Sep 2017
When media sceptics misrepresent our climate research we must speak out
Sep 2017
Ambitious 1.5C Paris climate target is still possible, new analysis shows
Jun 2017
BBC Oxford: Trump and the Paris Climate Agreement
Jan 2017
Does Donald Trump Believe Climate Change Is A Hoax? British Scientists Think He Accepts Global Warming Science More Than He Says
Jan 2017
Don’t fall into the trap of restarting last decade’s ‘climate wars’
Dec 2016
Glee to gloom: Climate and the 'Trump effect'
Nov 2016
Deciphering Trump's mixed signals on climate change
Nov 2016
Why extreme weather is the new normal
Oct 2016
Experts said Arctic sea ice would melt entirely by September 2016 - they were wrong
Aug 2016
Adaptation takes centre stage as IPCC prepares 1.5C study
May 2016
Crocodiles and Palm Trees in the Arctic? New Report Suggests Yes
Apr 2016
Massive carbon capture investment 'needed to slow global warming'
Dec 2015
The Net-Zero Imperative
Sep 2015
Lord Ridley: Prominent climate change sceptic backs calls to fast-track new green technology
Aug 2015
How to Pick a Climate Change Goal
Jul 2015
Scientists should tell investors about climate, carbon and divestment
Jul 2015
Fossil fuel companies 'should be made to invest in carbon capture and storage'
Jun 2015
UN climate talks increasingly favour people alive today over future generations
Mar 2015
Fossil fuels: Scientists draw up investment principles
Nov 2014
Fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 says IPCC
Sep 2014
Study lowers range for future global warming, but does it matter?
May 2014
A Price Tag on Carbon as a Climate Rescue Plan
May 2014
Global warming paper ‘was not suppressed’
May 2014
Massive Citizen-Powered Climate Simulation Links Winter Floods to Global Warming
May 2014
Winter Floods Linked to Global Warming
Apr 2014
Climate-Change Risks Are Rising, Panel Says
Mar 2014
Taking the war out of global warming
Jan 2014
Scientists look to social media to play its part in flood protection
Nov 2013
Who should pay for climate change disasters?
Nov 2013
U.N. climate talks shun carbon budget shareout as too radical
Nov 2013
Climate science: Breaks in trends
Oct 2013
Why do people make bold predictions of doom?
Oct 2013
Scrutinizing climate data through the tube of a toilet roll
Oct 2013
‘Climate change? People get very emotional about the subject. It’s not all bad’
Sep 2013
Sleepless in Stockholm as experts fight to save world
Sep 2013
TV: Newsnight, BBC Two
Sep 2013
IPCC cites global temperature rise over last century
Sep 2013
Mutually insured destruction
Jul 2013
Climate change: Fact or fiction?
Jun 2013
Madness of the Met Office Summit meeting to find out why our weather is... normal
Jun 2013
MP paid £400,000 by green firms slams climate change peer... for hypocrisy exposed by the Mail
Jun 2013
Deadly Heat Waves Intensify as Summers Sizzle
Jun 2013
Climate change: let's bury the CO2 problem
May 2013
Welcome to the real climate debate
May 2013
Energy budget constraints on climate response
Apr 2013
Slowdown in warming no argument for policy change
Apr 2013
Climate modellers vindicated as forecast comes true
Mar 2013
A sensitive matter
Mar 2013
Global warming predictions prove accurate
Mar 2013
Isn't it terrible when people insist on denying the consensus about climate change?
Mar 2013
The Great Green Con no. 1
Jan 2013
Global warming has stalled since 1998
Dec 2012
Doha summit launches climate damage aid
Dec 2012
CCS offers real, longer term prospects on climate change
Dec 2012
Climate Change
Dec 2012
Climate experts are divided over the year of weather extremes
Dec 2012
Doha climate talks: why cutting CO2 is more important than stopping methane
Nov 2012
Study explains slow down in global warming
Nov 2012
World have your say
Aug 2012
Nasa scientist's study quantifies climate change link to extreme weather
Aug 2012
Climate science and acts of creation
Jul 2012
Weather dice is loaded