Adil was born in Tooting, growing up in South London. He moved to Leeds for his undergraduate studies and is now living in Manchester. Adil currently works at the Centre for Atmospheric Science at The University of Manchester. As a physical scientist, Adil's job is to provide firm evidence based conclusions through the study of nature, which may have an impact on societal decisions.
Although Adil would consider himself to be a rational environmentalist, he is careful to distinguish between wearing his scientific hat and his personal hat. Adil keeps his personal views independent of his scientific work. For instance, Adil reluctantly accepts that powering our computers and heating our homes requires electricity which inevitably comes from greenhouse gases right now. It is indeed possible to generate electricity in a carbon neutral way (using wind turbines for example) but large infrastructure changes are urgently needed to achieve this.
As an individual, Adil dislikes unnecessary travel on modes of transport that release greenhouse gases such cars and planes. However, it is important to recognise that travelling across the globe in a plane results in comparable carbon dioxide emissions to driving a car the same distance. Adil's solution is not to travel at all unless necessary. The UK's environment is so diverse that Adil is quite happy exploring his own country, particularly its beautiful forests.
When out of the office Adil enjoys walking and visiting museums. Adil regularly listens to the radio in his spare time. Adil is also trapped in terms of supporting a football club which he would not recommend to anyone who wants to reduce stress: he supports Arsenal FC but also follows AFC Wimbledon. Therefore Adil hates Tottenham Hotspur FC. Although he follows football, he is pretty awful at playing it so he doesn't bother.
A view from Tooting Bec Common close to where Adil was brought up