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Urgent action to reduce sea temperatures is needed, as 2015-2016 saw record highs that triggered a significant episode of coral bleaching across the tropics and particularly the Australian Great Barrier Reef, according to new research involving Leeds academics. Coral researchers are now carrying out new aerial and underwater surveys along the Great Barrier Reef and…
UK scientists are warning they may be unable to carry out crucial research on climate change if Donald Trump cuts climate science funding in the US. Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate, is quoted in The Guardian today (Tuesday 14 March), talking about the impact that US budget cuts on climate…
Three new high-level appointments are set to consolidate the reputation for world-leading climate research at the University of Leeds and open new routes to policymakers. The Priestley International Centre for Climate welcomes Dr Jason Lowe, Head of Climate Services at the Met Office Hadley Centre, as the first Priestley Chair. Dr Lowe, who is also…
The Arctic is “a bellweather, or a sentinel” for global climate changes in general – and with rapid sea ice melt occurring there, the area is becoming increasingly accessible to researchers and other interested parties, Leeds’ Dr Christian März told the BBC’s Paul Hudson. With the opening up of the Arctic making the region more accessible to fisheries, shipping…