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The Priestley International Centre for Climate took part in a three-day conference on Mediating Climate Change (4-6 July 2017) at the University of Leeds. Lucy Rowland reports on the Environmental Humanities-led conference and the wide range of perspectives it explored. Taking place during the bicentenary of the global climate crisis prompted by the eruption of Mount…
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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…