Roger Highfield, Science Director, discusses today’s landmark IPCC report on the climate crisis, a ‘final warning’ from scientists: act now or it will be too late.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, discusses a report published today (28 February 2023) on the prospect of green aviation.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, rounds up the reaction to the latest UN Climate Change Conference, COP27.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, reports on how the need for urgent action to curb climate change has intensified as the UK’s presidency of COP26 draws to a close.
The UK has the world’s leading fusion experiment, called JET. Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to Professor Ian Chapman, CEO of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, about the announcement of a site for the UK’s first electricity generating fusion plant.
As the costs of fossil energy have skyrocketed since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, some have claimed that going green is too expensive. Roger Highfield, Science Director, reports on an recently published study from Oxford University that suggests a fast transition to clean energy will cost less than a slow or no transition.
The Natural History Museum and Science Museum jointly hosted a meeting of experts yesterday (5 September 2022) to discuss ecosystem destruction and the climate emergency. Roger Highfield, Science Director at the Science Museum, and Tim Littlewood, Executive Director of Science at the Natural History Museum, reflect on what was discussed.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to Atul Jain, lead author of a study that shows the huge impact of the global food system on climate change.
Today marks the 103rd birthday of the independent scientist-inventor, James Lovelock. Roger Highfield, Science Director, reflects on how his Gaia theory seems more relevant than ever in this era of rapid climate change.
Climate change is the defining challenge of this century. Across the Science Museum Group we have put the issue at the heart of our work, from making the most of our opportunity to engage the millions of people who visit us with the science of climate change to achieving a rigorous net zero target by 2033.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, discusses a new study that suggests the soot released by space tourism could have a bigger impact on the climate than the soot from aviation.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to the inventor of a new way to scrub the atmosphere of the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide.