Events

The listings below are for climate-related events across the University of Leeds.

The Priestley International Centre for Climate also runs a monthly interdisciplinary lunchtime seminar series. See Climate Exchange Seminar Series

Abstract Atmospheric scientists call it “black carbon” and combustion scientists call it “soot.” It’s important in Earth science because it absorbs sunlight and heats the atmosphere. It contributes to air pollution and millions of deaths per year. Although black carbon does not exist in isolation, it has become a poster child for chemicals that have…
Abstract The Greenland Ice Sheet is expected to contribute increasingly to global sea level rise by the end of this century, and potentially several meters in this millennium, but still with considerable uncertainty. The rate and amount of Greenland melt will impact regional sea levels. The Last Interglacial (~129,000 to 116,000 years ago) is recognized…
Abstract In recent years, there has been growing attention to climate services. While relatively new, the term is used by many actors, carrying different visions of what it involves, pursues and encompasses. We identified four evolving frameworks around climate services: as a market, as a technological innovation, as a tool for decision-making and as a…

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Join the Priestley Society to explore how Indigenous worldviews interact with climate change research and how we can ethically work with Indigenous communities. An informal ideas-gathering workshop to meet other researchers and share experiences, challenges and suggestions to develop a network. Reserve your place at priestley.society@leeds.ac.uk Image: Melanie Flynn
Kat Austen, environmental artist and Cultural Fellow in the Arts and Sciences at the University of Leeds, has created a new installation that puts a sound to the process of measuring pH and conductivity. Her sound, video and sculptural artwork The Matter of the Soul is coming to Leeds for a free performance at Howard…
What is happening to the world’s ice? Rising temperatures are causing rapid melting in the Arctic and Greenland, parts of the Barents Sea had no sea ice this summer and new reports show that underwater melt-off in the Antarctic is doubling every 20 years, with significant implications for sea level rise. University of Leeds scientists working…
Leading scientists from the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds and other universities from the North of England join forces for this Climate Question Time event, the culmination of a week of public engagement on climate change for Green Great Britain Week (15-19 October). Representing a range of disciplines from the…
Concerned about climate change? Interested in what it might be like to live in a sustainable future? This event, which takes place during Green GB Week, will feature a panel of experts including climate scientists and renewable energy researchers from the University of Leeds. A briefing about climate change and the technology options open to…