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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Pre-booking essential: book here Renowned climate scientist Gavin Schmidt, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, will present the Piers Sellers PhD prize 2018 at a formal event on Monday 18 June. Two postgraduate researchers will be given the prize, which is awarded by the Priestley International Centre for Climate to current University…
Our world is warming. The effects are far reaching, for all life forms. Coral reefs, in particular, are being devastated by climate change, with once vibrant marine ecosystems bleached and dying due to rising sea temperatures. The Priestley International Centre for Climate and University of Leeds Cultural Institute are pleased to present the UK premiere…
SRI, Priestley & CCCEP hosted Seminar Abstract The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reviews scientific literature on climate change in an attempt to make scientific knowledge about climate change accessible to a wide audience that includes policy makers. Documents produced by the IPCC are subject to negotiations in plenary sessions, which can be frustrating…
This seminar will be of interest to those researchers working in climate modelling, climate policy, assessing climate mitigation measures and low carbon transitions Abstract Simple climate models, unlike conventional climate models, are computationally cheap and large numbers of simulations can be run. As climate model intercomparisons take several years to coordinate, simple models have become…
The Priestley Society are hosting this interactive session, led by Priestley Chair Lea Berrang-Ford, which is open to all who are interested in doing interdisciplinary work.  You are encouraged to either send questions in advance of the session, or bring them along with you.