Prof Richard Betts FRMetS appointed MBE
Professor Richard Betts FRMetS, a leading climate scientist at the Met Office and University of Exeter, and an active Fellow of the Society, has been appointed MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his ‘services to understanding climate change’.
Professor Betts’ work includes cutting-edge research on climate change and advising governments as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He is also actively engaged in public engagement and is currently Chair of Society’s Climate Science Special Interest Group (SIG) which aim to sustain, encourage and progress activity in climate science.
Professor Betts said: “It’s a privilege to be able to study the workings of our beautiful planet in all its complexity, and the many ways in which we humans are now changing the climate system. I’ve always been excited to talk about this with anyone who shows an interest. It’s a real honour to have my work recognised in this way today, especially at this crucial time when we humans need to come to terms with our role as new force of nature and learn to handle this power responsibly.”
On 14 November 2018 Prof Betts Chaired a session at the RMetS National Meeting, ‘Meeting a Global Temperature Goal of 1.5 C’ – the audio recoding and other resources can be found here >>