News

The imminent* calving of a 6,000 square-kilometre chunk of Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf has caused a buzz of interest in the global media, with University of Leeds’ Dr Anna Hogg widely quoted. The story of the “giant ‘white wanderer’ poised to break free” was covered by Jonathan Amos for the BBC (5 July), with…
A new £10 million research programme to investigate how the Arctic Ocean is changing kicks off today (Friday 30 June 2017) with its first research expedition to the Barents Sea. Over 20 researchers from 16 UK research institutes, including the University of Leeds, will join forces to understand the knock on effects of rapid warming…
What’s the link between the ocean floor and climate change? The question was put by BBC Radio Leeds presenter Keeley Donovan to Dr Christian Maerz, Principal Investigator for the ChAOS (Changing Arctic Ocean Seafloor) project, who admitted the connection wasn’t an obvious one. “The ocean floor is the ultimate burial ground for carbon, if you…
One year on from its formal launch the Priestley International Centre for Climate has 187 members with representation across eight faculties, three new Chairs, 22 University Academic Fellows and an interdisciplinary doctoral programme, as well as seeing an increase in the number of academics involved in climate related research across the University of Leeds. The information is included in a new…
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…