Kevin Anderson

Engineer calling for radical emissions cuts

One of the Deputy Directors of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change, Anderson’s Professor of Energy and Climate Change at the University of Manchester. His work focuses on policy goals and carbon budgets, and he is a key voice in challenging both politicians and other scientists for how realistic their rhetoric on emissions and climate change is. Naomi Klein refers to Anderson’s work with Alice Bows at the Tyndall Centre as ‘courageous’ for taking on green groups and ‘the way in which neoliberal economic orthodoxy has infiltrated the scientific establishment’ to push the firm belief that avoiding even a 4C rise will demand radical economic and social change. He’s also well known for criticising both the scientific community and members of the green movement for flying. Anderson can occasionally be found on Twitter @KevinClimate and also blogs.