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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You will have the opportunity to meet people from the University’s Themes and Platforms which drive and support the development of interdisciplinary research. The event will showcase examples of how our researchers work across the disciplines to tackle global grand challenges and provide the chance to make new connections. The new Chancellor of the University…
Inaugural seminar by Prof James Ford, Priestley Chair, Climate Change Adaptation Abstract The Arctic is undergoing transformative climate change, with many regions of the circumpolar north warming in excess of 2°C. These changes are having widespread implications, including disrupting food and water systems, increasing disaster losses, damaging transportation routes and community/industrial infrastructure, compromising health, and…
Abstract Drawing on the presenter’s recent book, this presentation reports on insights for a transition to a sustainable low carbon energy future that can be drawn from a study of the role of energy technologies in historical waves of industrial change. Drawing on evolutionary economics and ecological economics, this study examines the role that access…
Abstract The Designing a Sensibility for Sustainable Clothing engages a small group of women in workshops that explore the making, mending and recycling of clothing, and uses creative methodologies to understand whether this alters the way they think, feel and act in relation to clothing. Fashion has come under the spot light in recent years…
Abstract: Mass loss from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) has been well documented during the era of satellite observations.  That loss has been attributed to warming of seawater on the adjacent continental shelf, or continuing ice response to a past climate anomaly, but may result from some combination of related processes.  Here we report…