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Mike Hulme, executive director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in Norwich, UK, has been appointed to the ICTP Scientific Council. The Tyndall Centre is the main institute in the UK responsible for assessing climate change impacts and potential adaptation and mitigation strategies. The Centre, for example, is responsible for preparing the UK climate change report, the most comprehensive report on climate change in the nation. Before arriving at the Tyndall Centre, Hulme was a professor at the University of East Anglia, UK, where he headed the Climate Research Unit. His primary areas of research focus on climatology and climate change scenarios and impacts. Hulme has been a coordinating lead author and member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II, which examines climate change impacts and adaptation. He is also a participant in the European Climate Forum, a continent-wide initiative designed to discuss and analyze climate change issues of critical importance to Europe.

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