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Research demonstrating the melting of Antarctica’s biggest glaciers at their base, contributing to a speeding up of global sea level rise, has received worldwide attention. The study, led by scientists from the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) at the University of Leeds, was published in Nature Geoscience on Monday 2 April 2018. (See…
Solutions that address demand for energy and associated changes in behaviour, lifestyles and social norms should be given a stronger focus in climate change mitigation say a group of researchers. Writing in Nature Climate Change, the team of scientists, including Prof Jan Minx, Professor Julia Steinberger and Prof Wandi Bruine de Bruin from the Priestley International Centre…
Antarctica’s great ice sheet is losing ground as it is eroded by warm ocean water circulating beneath its floating edge, a new study has found. Research by the UK Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) at the University of Leeds has produced the first complete map of how the ice sheet’s submarine edge, or…
Land degradation due to human activities is a major contributor to climate change, creating a sixth mass extinction and undermining the wellbeing of two-fifths of humanity. These are the stark warnings from a global scientific assessment report on land degradation and restoration, published on 26 March 2018, which states that deforestation alone is contributing about…
Researchers in the Priestley Centre have been making their contributions to World Water Day 2018 using video and recordings to show how the Arctic Ocean is being affected by climate change. A short video by Johan Faust of the NERC funded Changing Arctic Ocean Seafloor (ChAOS) project highlights the research into how melting sea ice…