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A moving tribute was paid to astronaut and climate scientist Piers Sellers by Gavin Schmidt, Director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), at the annual prize giving event in Dr Sellers’  name. Gavin Schmidt, who worked under Piers Sellers for five years at NASA, said Piers Sellers had a talent for focussing on…
Monitoring Antarctica from space has revealed how its ice is being lost to the oceans, providing crucial insight into the continent’s response to a warming climate. Scientists from the University of Leeds, the University of California San Diego and University of Maryland reviewed decades of satellite measurements to reveal how and why Antarctica’s glaciers, ice…
Ice losses from Antarctica have increased global sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992, with two fifths of this rise (3.0 mm) coming in the last five years alone. The findings are from a major climate assessment known as the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise (IMBIE), and are published today in Nature. It is…
Governments looking to boost jobs, economic productivity and public health should ensure infrastructure investment in cities is low carbon, according to a new study for the Coalition for Urban Transitions by experts at the University of Leeds. The research team assessed over 700 studies. They found that directing investments into low carbon projects in cities…
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 of Leeds students undertaking…