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The Royal Society of Chemistry Environment Prize has been awarded to Dwayne Heard, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of Leeds and a member of the Priestley International Centre for Climate. Professor Heard works to improve the accuracy of atmospheric models which guide legislative controls on emissions to combat global warming and deteriorating air…
Glacier flow at the southern Antarctic Peninsula has increased since the 1990s, but a new study has found the change to be only a third of what was recently reported. An international team of researchers, led by the UK Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling at the University of Leeds, are the first to map…
Global warming is responsible for tripling the frequency of extreme West African Sahel storms over the last three decades putting numerous cities in the region at risk, say scientists. An international team, including Professor Douglas Parker from the University of Leeds, have analysed weather trends from 35 years of satellite observations across Africa. Their findings,…
A new film featuring academics from the Priestley International Centre for Climate shows that scientists are optimistic about the prospects of managing climate change if public opinion accepts lifestyle changes. The climate scientists talk about the need for everyone to play their part in tackling the problem and the opportunities for health and the environment. They also…
The Priestley Centre’s Ask a Climate Scientist event for Climate Education Week have been covered by the Huffington Post and BBC Radio Leeds. Dr Julia Steinberger and Dr Anna Hogg were both interviewed by Paul Hudson for The Weather Show, broadcast across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Dr Steinberger spoke about the wider climate policy context while Dr…