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The impact of climate change on air turbulence and how much space we need to be happy – Reading in the news Thurs 5 Oct

Release Date 05 October 2017


Climate change will increase the risk of severe turbulence on planes: Climate change is set to increase the amount of severe turbulence on planes by 2050 to 2080, according to a study led by Prof Paul Williams (Met) from the University of Reading. According to Prof Williams, the study highlights the need to develop better turbulence forecasts that could cut the risk of injuries to passengers and reduce the cost of turbulence to airlines. The story is covered by ABC News, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Express, The Mirror, Science Daily and several other international outlets. Prof Williams was also interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland. Read our news story here.

How much space do we need to be happy: Chris Foye (Real Estate and Planning) spoke to BBC World Service (37 mins in) this morning for a feature on living in small spaces and how this can impact a person's wellbeing.

Other coverage:

  • Sir David Bell reviews Frances FitzGerald's The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America for this week's ‘What are you reading' section in Times Higher Education.
  • The Times of India features an article on how to reduce symptoms of IBS, in which it mentions a study by the University of Reading which suggests that sourdough bread may be best for those with IBS because it has a positive effect on the composition of gut microbionta.
  • An article on how to improve ventilation in our homes for Building Construction Design references research by former staff member Prof Hazim Awbi (SCME) which found that there could be an 80% rise in those suffering with asthma symptoms by 2050 due to poor ventilation.
  • Midland Farmer features a Reading graduate who has successfully established his own anaerobic digestion business.
  • Prof Bill Collins (Met) commented on the findings of new research which suggests that carbon emissions from livestock have been underestimated. Prof Collins said: "If this study is right it will be harder to achieve the Paris climate goals." Climate News Network reports.



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