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Professor Felix Creutzig of the Berlin-based Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change has been awarded the Piers Sellers Prize for a world leading contribution to solution focused climate research. The award, one of two given in the name of astronaut and climate scientist Piers Sellers, was made at an annual prize-giving ceremony…
Tributes to Piers Sellers will be paid at a prizegiving by the Priestley International Centre for Climate at its annual event today. The event, which marks the Centre’s first year, includes the Piers Sellers Prizes, which the astronaut, climate scientist and Leeds alumnus gave his name to. Piers Sellers had planned to attend the Priestley Centre’s…
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…