June, 26, 2018. Posted in News.
Jeremy Grantham video: ‘I deal with green technologies. They have no idea how bad the situation is for the environment. Then I deal with environmentalists, who I must say are a gloomy lot’
‘Scientists are pretty chicken, they like to protect the dignity of science, they don’t want to be caught out exaggerating so they underestimate.’ Jeremy Grantham doesn’t hold back during his address at the 2018 Morningstar Investment Conference. See the full video […]
June, 25, 2018. Posted in News.
Jeremy Grantham on the great weakness of capitalism
At the Morningstar conference last week, Jeremy Grantham shook his audience with a narrative that went like this: The increase in surface temperatures is accelerating. Air carries more water vapor, so downpours are more likely. But so are extreme weather […]
June, 25, 2018. Posted in The Grantham Scholars' Blog, Research.
Cempedak, a funky tropical fruit you’ve probably never heard of
Congratulations to Grantham Scholar Maria Wang Mei Hua! She is celebrating the publication of her first first-author paper – which you can read here. Maria is currently studying how to make tropical crops more sustainable via spatial planning and accounting for social […]
June, 25, 2018. Posted in Events.
Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen
This event is co-organised by Grantham Scholar James Thackery We’re delighted to invite you to a lecture by Professor Guy Standing on Universal Basic Income, what it means and how it can be accomplished. Guy Standing is the Professor of […]
June, 13, 2018. Posted in News.
“Giving to a museum is superficially admirable, but a complete waste of money if society does not survive in a reasonably stable condition, and I do not think it is even 50/50 now that it will.”
The decimation of the environment is one of the most pressing issues facing humanity. But why is so little charitable giving directed towards it? Alexandra Newlove spoke to some of the powerhouses in environmental philanthropy about why donating to other causes may […]
June, 6, 2018. Posted in Research.
new paper published: Using an integral projection model to assess the effect of temperature on the growth of gilthead seabream Sparus
Grantham Supervisor Dylan Childs has co-authored a paper, ‘Using an integral projection model to assess the effect of temperature on the growth of gilthead seabream Sparus’. Dylan, a population biologist, explains the importance of the paper: We investigated how increasing […]
June, 6, 2018. Posted in News.
Our Chief Research Advisor writes ‘groundbreaking’ paper
Springer Nature has looked across disciplines to select the scientific findings published in 2017 that they believe could have an impact on society’s most pressing problems. ‘We need radical change in how we produce and consume food’, written by Prof […]
June, 5, 2018. Posted in Comment.
Plastic is inanimate and cannot be evil – what’s morally wrong is what humans do with it
With plastic use in the news a lot these days, you might think that all plastic is an environmental evil that must be eradicated. But Director of the Grantham Centre Professor Tony Ryan has spent his life working with plastic […]
June, 5, 2018. Posted in Research.
new paper published: Human impacts in African savannas are mediated by plant functional traits
Our Associate Director Colin Osborne (and other authors) has a new paper in the plant science journal the New Phytologist. The paper looks at how savannas respond to different ecological threats caused by human action. Colin explains the importance of this paper: […]
May, 23, 2018. Posted in News.
Chevening: supporting the development of the world’s future decision makers
The University of Sheffield is proud to partner with Chevening and be part of the initiative to support the development of the world’s future decision-makers. Chevening is the UK Government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Funded by the Foreign and […]