Professor of Global Climate Change
Norwich, UNITED KINGDOM
Her work assesses the risks that climate change poses to humans and ecosystems.
B.A., Natural Sciences
Carbon Brief online
The findings are “consistent” with earlier research finding that “climate change is posing a risk to insects”, Prof Rachel Warren, a global change scientist from the University of East Anglia, tells Carbon Brief.view more
Calgary Sun online
One of the lead authors of the report was Rachel Warren of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (located at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom). Suffice to say, Dr. Warren is not a “denier” or stooge for Big Oil. It’s thus very interesting that Warren helped produced a 2018 paper, which says the “economic case for limiting warming to 1.5C is unclear, due to manifold uncertainties. However, it cannot be ruled out that the 1.5C target passes a cost-benefit test.”view more
The Beacon online
Rachel Warren is Professor of Global Change and Environmental Biology at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia, UK. Her research focuses on the production of policy relevant science related to climate change and sustainability.view more
Fox 4 online
Rachel Warren, professor of global change and environmental biology at the University of East Anglia, told CNN that governments should focus on "the restoration of destroyed or degraded ecosystems with native species [as this] helps to address both biodiversity loss and climate change."view more
Financial Times online
“We found that achieving the ultimate goal of the Paris Agreement, to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, would reap enormous benefits for biodiversity – much more so than limiting warming to two degrees Celsius,” Warren said. “Insects are particularly sensitive to climate change. At two degrees Celsius warming, 18 per cent of the 31,000 insects we studied are projected to lose more than half their range,” she said.view more
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports provide policy-relevant insights about climate impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation through a process of peer-reviewed literature assessments underpinned by expert judgement. An iconic output from these assessments is the burning embers diagram, first used in the Third Assessment Report to visualize reasons for concern, which aggregate climate-change-related impacts and risks to various systems and sectors.
West African rainfed agriculture is highly vulnerable to climate variability and change. Global warming is projected to result in higher regional warming and have a strong impact on agriculture. This study specifically examines the impact of global warming levels (GWLs) of 1.5, 2 and 3 C relative to 1971–2000 on crop suitability over West Africa.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was established in 1992 to pursue the “stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interferences with the climate system.”
Global sustainability is intertwined with freshwater security. Emerging changes in global freshwater availability have been recently detected as a combined result of human interventions, natural variability and climate change. Expected future socio-economic and climatic changes will further impact freshwater resources.