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Myles Allen is Professor of Geosystem Science and Director of the Oxford Net Zero initiative.

Myles Allen is Professor of Geosystem Science in the School of Geography and the Environment and Department of Physics and leads the Climate Research Programme at Oxford’s Environmental Change InstituteDirector of the Oxford Net Zero initiative. His research looks intoexplores how human and natural influences contribute to observed and future climate change. As well as observing wider changes in the climate, by applying Probabilistic Event Attribution his research also seeks to quantify the contribution of human influence to specific, including the attribution of individual weather events. Described as “the physicist behind Net Zero”, and his research has emphasised that cumulative observes that carbon dioxide emissions largely determine global mean surface warming. His research stresses the importance on, implying that the bulk of current fossil carbon reserves cannot be emitted if climate goals are to be metand that if the 2°C increase in global warming is to be avoided, these reserves cannot be emitted.

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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