John worked at the meteorological office at Manchester Airport for two years from 1970 before studying Applied Physics at what is now Coventry University. From 1980 he worked at the Nottingham Weather Centre, presenting his first forecast for Radio Lincolnshire, then further forecasts for Midlands Today. In 1985 he became a national forecaster on the BBC.
Malcolm McIntosh is an independent writer, broadcaster and teacher on corporate citizenship, sustainability and accountability.
He is the General Editor of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship, a Trustee of envolve.co.uk, Visiting Professor, Institute for International Policy Analysis, University of Bath, Visiting Professor at the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility at Nottingham Business School, England, and Professor Extraordinary at the Sustainability Institute, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, Chair of the Strategic Advisory Board to the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol and a member of the European Council on Corporate Citizenship for the US Conference Board. He is also on the UK Sustainable Development Commission's Panel.
Here he discusses his work in systems thinking and managing complexity to deal with issues of sustainability.
The Applied Research Centre into Human Security (ARCHS), based at Coventry University, looks at issues such as climate change, terrorism and sustainability and how we need to apply 'systems thinking' to encourage change.
This film shows examples of some of their work.