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 The global climate is changing and that humans will need to adapt. It is widely recognized and accepted that climate change impacts will manifest through existing social gradients in health. Despite this, research on climate and health has struggled to integrate consideration of social and climatic determinants of health, and their interactions. While qualitative…
Abstract Communicating uncertainty to lay audiences is as challenging as indispensible if people are to understand medical test results, risk in financial investments, or weather warnings. Dr Fleischhut will present recent results from a representative survey in Germany, which demonstrates a deficient public understanding of probabilistic weather forecasts. This was accompanied by overly high expectations…
Are you working on environment and health related research, would you like to do so in the future, or do you have expertise to offer? Then come to this Priestley Centre event, led by our new Priestley Chair in Climate and Health, Lea Berrang Ford, and connect with other Leeds researchers interested in environment and…
‘The citizens of 2050 are being taught an economic mindset that is rooted in the textbooks of 1950, which in turn are based on the theories of 1850.’ Economics – literally ‘the art of household management’ – could not be more relevant this century: we urgently need a new generation of economists who are ready…

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‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ is an inquiry into the feelings that arise from being affected by climate change – and from knowing that we are affecting climate.  It is an invitation to an inquiry into making sense of climate change responsibility.  In a shared exploration of paintings and video made during the artist’s PhD…
Abstract There is growing concern that ‘progress’ is stalling, with younger generations worse off than their parents. Part of the explanation given is that the ‘baby boomers’ have benefitted from previous policies and circumstances and are now voting to maintain their privileged position relative to others. This seminar contributes to this debate and also considers…
Abstract Tropical elevation gradients are natural laboratories to assess how changing climate can influence tropical forests. However, there is a need for theory and integrated data collection to scale from traits to ecosystems. We assess predictions of a novel trait-based metabolic scaling theory including (i) if observed shifts in forest traits across a broad tropical temperature gradient is consistent with local phenotypic optima and adaptive…
This talk has particular interest for Early Career Researchers and Academics and there will be plenty of time for questions Directions See here
Abstract While for many decades electricity grids evolved slowly and with minor alterations, an evolutionary change has marked the last 15 years.  Society is now pushing for a secure, continuous, supply of green and environmentally friendly electricity, at a low price, and – if possible – without investing in new infrastructure.  These emerging electric power…