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Walker Institute at Planet under Pressure conference

Release Date 26 March 2012

Research from the University of Reading's Walker Institute featured large and loud at the international Planet under Pressure conference in London.

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Walker Institute researchers will be presenting science on a wide range of topics showing the great breadth of climate related research at Reading. Topics include: predicting the speed of climate change; the future of the Indian monsoon; glaciers in Asia; managing the risks from climate hazards such as storms; biofuels and climate resilience and adaptation in India and Africa.

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The Planet under Pressure conference is timed ahead of the UN Rio+20 summit which marks 20 years since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, when the world's governments first agreed to protect the planet's climate and biodiversity.

Planet under Pressure will provide a comprehensive update of our knowledge of the Earth system and the pressure our planet is now under and provide scientific leadership towards the 2012 UN Rio +20 summit.

The Walker Institute for Climate System Research was established by the University of Reading to enhance understanding and improve prediction of the risks and opportunities from our changing climate. Contact: Kathy Maskell, Communications and Publicity,, 0118 378 7380.

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