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Reading in the news - Fri 4 November – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Fri 4 November

Release Date 04 November 2016

Media coverage

Here’s Friday’s summary of media coverage for the University of Reading.

Climate goals: Dr Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) provides comment to BBC News on a UN review saying that carbon plans fall short of current targets for reduction. Also covered in the Daily Sun.

Carbon footprints: Prof Len Shaffrey (Meteorology) comments in The Guardian on a studying measuring the impact of individual’s carbon footprint on Arctic sea ice. Also covered at Malaysian Digest.


  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler (Law) tells RFI why the British High Court decision on parliament voting on Article 50 is a landmark case.
  • Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics & International Relations) discussed the ruling on BBC Berkshire.


LGBT rights: Prof Rosa Freedman (Global Development) writes for The Conversation on a row erupting at the UN over LGBT human rights.

Power List: Prof Rosemary Auchmuty (Law) spoke to Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 about Brenda Hale’s inclusion on the Power List of influential women.

Northeast Asian temperatures: Dr Buwen Dong (Meteorology) speaks to about a new study at Reading asking if temperature extremes in Northeast Asia will increase. Also covered at Scienmag.  

Other topics


  • Paris Climate Agreement: Climate Change News carries quotes from Prof Chuks Okereke (Geography & Environmental Science) who says that some African countries are regretting their emissions targets submitted towards the Paris Agreement.
  • Gaming addiction: A new study involving Dr Kou Murayama (Psychology) says that internet gaming is not as addictive as gambling, reports Scienmag.
  • Stonehenge: PhD student Katy Whittaker speaks to BBC Wiltshire about her research on the source of the stones at Stonehenge.
  • Homework: Dr Helen Bilton (Institute of Education) discusses whether schoolchildren are being given too much homework on BBC Berkshire



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