Rob Wilson investigates climate change research with scientists at Reading’s Walker Institute
Rob Wilson, MP for Reading East, visited the Walker Institute for climate change research and innovation last week, following large numbers of letters from constituents expressing concern about the threat from ‘global warming’.
With the Climate Change Bill back in the Commons shortly, Rob decided to find out more from the world’s leading experts at Reading University about the impact of climate change. He visited the scientists who make the predictive climate models at Institute.
Rob spoke to leading researchers and scientists about the work they are doing towards developing a better understanding of climate change and what it means for us and future generations. The experts at the Walker Institute combine a variety of disciplines of knowledge, studying the various impacts that may face us in the near future. Experts included specialists researching changing crop yields, water availability, and climatic scenarios that are to determine future conditions of food availability and prices, temperatures, and rainfall patterns - as Rob found out, global warming means a lot more than just warmer summers!
Rob has been a regular visitor to the Walker Institute since its launch in 2006, supporting the world-renowned research that takes place here in Reading. His recent visit demonstrated Rob’s commitment to the importance that he attaches to scientific evidence-based research into climate change.