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A Leeds Fine Art student, Michiko Yamamoto, has been announced as one of six winners of the Grantham Art Prize. Launched on Earth Day 2018 by the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment and the Royal College of Art (RCA), the inaugural competition aimed to merge science and art to create pieces that…
New research suggests there is a 64% chance of limiting the increase in global average temperatures to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels if fossil fuel infrastructure is immediately phased out. An international team of scientists led by the University of Leeds has used a new climate model to determine what would happen to global temperatures if…
Three decades of exploring Antarctica has convinced Stuart Egginton that there is nothing better than first-hand evidence to prove the effect global warming is having on our planet. As Professor Egginton marks his 30th year of polar research, an academic paper he was heavily involved with has been named the best of 2018. As a…
The Priestley International Centre for Climate led a high profile programme of activities and events for Green GB Week (15-19 October 2018), a week designated by the Dept of Business, Energy and Clean Growth. The Centre put on two key public events and co-ordinated a public engagement event and survey across Leeds, York, Newcastle and…
A recently published paper shows that humans are reversing a long-term cooling trend, which traces back at least 50 million years. And it’s taken just two centuries. The paper, co-authored by Professor Alan Haywood from the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy…