Vicky Pope

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Vicky Pope is head of the climate predictions programme at the Hadley Centre. She spent 6 years as manager of atmospheric climate model development and evaluation. Since October 2004 she has been Head of the Climate Prediction Programme which provides independent scientific advice on climate change. Her research interests include developing and validating climate models.

In an article for The Guardian newspaper, she wrote: "Having to rein in extraordinary claims that the latest extreme event is all due to climate change is at best hugely frustrating and at worse enormously distracting. Overplaying natural variations in the weather as climate change is just as much a distortion of science as underplaying them to claim that climate change has stopped or is not happening."

She added: "Both undermine the basic facts that the implications of climate change are profound and will be severe if greenhouse gas emissions are not cut drastically." link


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2016 Sun and superstorms: Our changing climate. Chapter for The Earth and I: a book of essays edited by James Lovelock.

2007 - 2013 Newspaper and web articles, including:

Models 'key to climate forecasts'. BBC website,

Climate change, the real facts, The Sun newspaper

Scientists must rein in misleading claims, Guardian

Research is robust but communication is weak, The Times

How science will shape climate adaptation plans, the Guardian newspaper

Why are climate data and evidence important? World Bank blog

2005 - 2010 Brochures on climate science for visitors to the UNFCCC climate conferences and interested stakeholders