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Professor Mark New, Director of the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) at the University of Cape Town, has been named as the 2018 recipient of the Piers Sellers Prize for a world leading contribution to solution focused climate research. The award is one of two bestowed annually in the former astronaut and climate scientist’s…
An interdisciplinary project bringing together Leeds researchers on social policy and decarbonisation has secured three years of EU Horizon 2020 research funding to explore how energy “prosumerism” can help to build a more sustainable future. Dr Mark Davis (School of Sociology and Social Policy) and Dr Stephen Hall (School of Earth and Environment) will be…
The February 2018 issue of the Priestley Centre ebulletin can be found here. This month’s edition includes news about: 2018 Climate Bursary for PhD researchers Priestley climate research making headlines New Priestley Chair Dan Marsh Cultural Fellow Kat Austen and George Monbiot talk at Opera North (pictured) New pump priming funding call deadline Climate research…
Carbon emissions from the Brazilian Amazon are increasingly dominated by forest fires during extreme droughts rather than by emissions from fires directly associated with the deforestation process, according to a study in Nature Communications. The authors suggest that recurrent 21st century droughts may undermine achievements in reducing emissions from deforestation in this region. Lead author…
Professor Dan Marsh joins the Priestley International Centre for Climate as the Chair in Comparative Planetary Atmospheres, which he will hold jointly in the School of Physics and Astronomy and the School of Chemistry at the University of Leeds. Dan Marsh will divide his time between Leeds and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in…