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Myles Allen is Professor of Geosystem Science in the School of Geography and the Environment and Department of Physics, and Director of the Oxford Net Zero initiative.

His research explores how human and natural influences contribute to observed and future climate change, including the attribution of individual weather events. Described as “the physicist behind Net Zero”, his research has emphasised that cumulative carbon dioxide emissions largely determine global mean surface warming, implying that the bulk of current fossil carbon reserves cannot be emitted if climate goals are to be met.

He served on the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for its 3rd, 4th and 5th Assessments, and was a Coordinating Lead Author for its 2018 special Special report Report on 'the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels'. He founded the Climate citizen science project, the world’s largest climate modelling experiment.

In 2010 Professor Allen was awarded the Appleton Medal and Prize from the Institute of Physics 'for his important contributions to the detection and attribution of human influence on climate and quantifying uncertainty in climate predictions'.

Myles Allen has also written for the Guardian, the Conversation and The Daily Mail.

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