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Academics at the University Of Leeds are helping global efforts to track the reduction in glaciers and examining the consequential effects on the environment, reports White Rose Brussels. The office, which positions the three White Rose universities (Leeds, York and Sheffield), to key stakeholders in Brussels to influence EU research policy,  highlights Leeds’ research on…
A new study has revealed that methane emissions from global agriculture in 2011 were 11 per cent higher than previous estimates. The research used data from new agricultural practices in the IPCC’s 2006 model, which was used to simulate future methane emissions. Changes in livestock size, growth and feed, as well as manure management, have contributed to the…
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New research has shown that limiting the increase in global average temperatures to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels is still geophysically possible, but requires more ambitious emission reductions than those pledged so far. An international team of scientists, including Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds, have…
Experts from global scientific assessments, policy and communications have come together at the University of Leeds to teach the next generation of potential lead authors about the process. The trainers, whose experiences include assessments for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),  World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), a United Nations…