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Issue 10 of the Priestley International Centre for Climate’s  ebulletin is now out! Read all about: our forthcoming annual event and Piers Sellers prize giving our successful Earth Day public engagement activities in Leeds a climate film made by the Priestley Centre a training course for early career researchers interested in learning to be future lead…
What do we need to live within the Earth’s limits? An ambitious, multi-disciplinary, multi-national research project launched this month at Leeds, aims to answer this question. The five-year Living Well Within Limits (LiLi) project will investigate what natural resources – specifically energy – are needed to achieve human well-being.  It also seeks to determine how…
Piers Forster writes about how a classic paper published in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences  laid the foundations of modern climate models in a Nature News and Views piece, published today. Describing the 1967 paper by Syukuro Manabe and Richard Wetherald as “arguably the greatest climate science paper of all time”, Prof Forster says…
Scientists have shown there is at least 9% more forest cover across the globe than was previously assumed. By using very high resolution satellite imagery available through the Google Earth, they found an additional 467 million hectares of forest in the world’s drylands – arid areas that cover 42% of the Earth’s land surface. A…