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01.12.2015

Awards rush for BBC documentary co-presented by our Professor Norman Fenton

Awards rush for BBC documentary co-presented by our Professor Norman Fenton

The BBC documentary ‘Climate change by numbers’, co-presented by our very own Professor Norman Fenton has received two separate awards this month.

The documentary discusses three key numbers that help clarify important questions about climate change: 0.85 degrees Celsius — how much the Earth has warmed since the 1880s; 95% — how sure scientists are that human activity is the major cause of Earth’s recent warming; and one trillion tons — the best estimate of the amount of carbon that can be burned before risking dangerous climate change.

Professor Norman Fenton, a Professor of risk and information management in the School, was one of three presenters on the programme. He used his love of football and Bayesian reasoning to help illuminate the methods used in climate change analysis.

The documentary won a Gold Kavli Science Journalism award for in-depth reporting from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) earlier this month and last week was presented with another award the European Science TV and New Media Award for the best Science programme on an environmental issue, 2015.

Find out more
Read more at Norman’s blog on Bayes Knowledge and view some clips of the programme at the BBC website.

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