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Piers Forster
British scientist

Piers Forster

Piers Forster
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Intro British scientist
A.K.A. Piers Maxwell de Ferranti Forster
Is Meteorologist
From United Kingdom
Field Science
Gender male
Imperial College London
University of Reading
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Piers Forster is a Professor of Physical Climate Change and Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds. A physicist by training, his research focuses on quantifying the different human causes of climate change and the way the Earth responds. He is best known for his work on radiative forcing, climate sensitivity, contrails and Climate engineering. He has contributed heavily to the writing of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports, including acting as a Lead Author for both the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report and IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. and as co-author of the IPCC 2018 Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ÂșC.


Forster was educated at Imperial College, London where he gained a BSc in Physics in 1990. He was subsequently awarded a PhD in Meteorology by the University of Reading in 1994. After research posts at the Universities of Reading, Colorado and Melbourne he was appointed a Reader at the University of Leeds in 2005. He has been Professor of Physical Climate Change at Leeds since 2008.

Forster was principal investigator of the Integrated Assessment of Geoengineering Proposals project. He has doubts as to whether geoengineering could be deployed effectively. Forster is also trustee of a UK rainforest-protection charity United Bank of Carbon. He has a number of UK government and industry roles including being a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change.


2011 Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award

2019 American Geophysical Union Fellow

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