Phil Porter

Post pandemic futures: climate change

Dr Phil Porter is a glacier scientist and for the past twenty eight years, he has led and participated in numerous scientific expeditions to some of the last true wilderness areas on our planet, with locations ranging from the frozen wastes of the High-Arctic to the high peaks of the Himalayas.



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About Phil Porter

Phil‘s scientific work focuses on the response of glaciers to a warming world and in particular, the impacts of warming on meltwater production and delivery. With a significant proportion of the world’s population directly or indirectly dependent on snow and ice melt for their water resource, never has this subject been of greater significance.

As one of the UK’s most experienced Arctic field scientists, Phil has cumulatively spent several years working in the High-Arctic, engaging in research projects that have included activities such as abseiling deep inside glaciers to map their inaccessible interiors, drilling through ice almost 400m thick and scaring away the occasional inquisitive polar bear! Phil has also worked extensively in the Himalayas, Iceland and the European Alps.

Together with his scientific work, Phil is currently Associate Dean Education in the School of Life and Medical Sciences, teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Geography and Environment and supervises a number of glaciology research students.

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