John Houghton

Sir John Houghton FRS has held positions as chairman or co-chairman of Scientific Assessment for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 1988-2002, Professor of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Oxford, 1976-1983, Director General and Chief Executive of the UK Meteorological Office, 1983-1991, Chairman of the UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, 1992-1998, member of the UK Government Panel on Sustainable Development, 1994-2000.

He has received numerous awards including the Japan Prize, Fellowship of the Royal Society of London, and the International Meteorological Organisation Prize. In December 2007 he received the Nobel Peace Prize as part of the IPCC delegation, alongside the former vice-president of America, Al Gore.

His publications include The Physics of Atmospheres (3rd edn. CUP, 2002), Global Warming: the Complete Briefing (4th ed CUP 2009) and The search for God, can science help? (Regents College Publishing, Dec 2007).

6 interviews with Sir John Houghton on the following themes

  • Prayer and the Laws of Nature
  • Why do natural disasters happen?
  • Climate change and Africa
  • Environmental Care and Big Business
  • Politics and the Environment in North America
  • Sustainable Living

can be viewed and downloaded via this link to the ‘Test of Faith’ Resources page of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion