Myles Allen is Professor of Geosystem Science in the School of Geography and the Environment and Department of Physics, University of Oxford. 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 special report on ‘the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels’.
He is the Director of Oxford Net Zero, the University of Oxford’s interdisciplinary research initiative on net zero, and founded the Climate Prediction project, the world’s largest climate modelling experiment. Myles’ research concentrates on how human and natural influences contribute to observed climate change, as well as the risks of extreme weather and quantifying their implications for long-range climate forecasts.
As well as developing statistical methods to quantify the human influence on climate and first observing that cumulative emissions of CO2 largely determine global mean surface warming, Myles is actively working on innovative approaches to incentivise carbon capture and storage.