University of Leeds (UK),Chris Smith [EAR]
Chris Smith is an NERC/IIASA collaborative research fellow based at the University of Leeds (UK), and the Energy Program at IIASA (Austria). His research interests include using simple climate models to investigate climate impacts from a wide range of emissions scenarios, and to integrate climate change into energy supply and energy demand decision-making.
Chris gained a PhD from the Low Carbon Technologies Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Leeds in 2016, on how solar energy resources may be affected by climate change in the future. From 2016-2020, he worked as a postdoc at the University of Leeds on radiative forcing of climate and helped coordinate the Radiative Forcing Model Intercomparison Project as part of the latest round of global climate modelling efforts. He was a contributing author and chapter scientist on the IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5°C and will also be for the upcoming Sixth Assessment Report. (Chapter 1 and Chapter 2)