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Scientists from Leeds are monitoring a new crack in  the Larsen C ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula which has grown to 175km and is threatening to calve one of the largest recorded icebergs. Two Sentinel-1 radar images from 7 and 14 April 2017 were combined to create an interferogram which dramatically...

Climate change scientists are heading to the Himalayas in a bid to become the first to successfully drill through the world’s highest glacier.An international research team will spend up to six weeks working at an altitude of more than 5,000 metres on the Khumbu glacier in Nepal and will be...

Global warming will thaw about 20% more permafrost than previously thought, scientists have warned; potentially releasing significant amounts of greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere. A new international research study, including climate change experts from the University of Leeds, University of Exeter and the Met Office, reveals that permafrost is...

In a paper published on Monday 3 April, climate scientists at the Met Office Hadley Centre have shown that the early mitigation needed to limit eventual warming below potentially dangerous levels has a climate ‘payback’ much earlier than previously thought. Lead scientist Andrew Ciavarella explains: “Our study has shown that efforts...