Meeting the challenge of climate change Professor Sir Brian Hoskins CBE FRS Chair of the Grantham Institute - Climate Change & the Environment Distinguished climate warrior Sir Brian spells out the challenges and proposes technological and political solutions Sir Brian Hoskins is a meteorologist who aims to understand how phenomena in the atmosphere work. His research spans an extremely broad range of weather and climate research, from the way in which warm and cold fronts form to the way weather and climate in one region of the Earth can affect another. Throughout his career, Sir Brian has played an active role in advising public policy on matters of climate change, and has served as a Non-Executive Director at the Met Office and a member of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change. In 2008, he became a member of the newly formed Climate Change Committee that advises the UK government, and was the first Director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College London serving until 2014. He is now Chair of the Grantham Institute. In recognition of his significant contributions to the field, Brian has been awarded membership of meteorological and scientific academies in both China and the United States. Following a CBE in 1998, he received a knighthood in 2007 for services to environmental science. In 2007, the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment made the visionary decision to support an Institute at Imperial to provide a vital global centre of excellence for research and education on climate change. Today, the Grantham Institute is established as a leading authority on climate and environmental science. The Grantham Institute is Imperial College London's hub for climate change and the environment, and one of Imperial's six Global Institutes established to promote inter-disciplinary working and to meet some of the greatest challenges faced by society. Links [Sir Brian Hopkins at Imperial] [Event poster] Podcasts [Podcast of the event] .