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A paper on the devastating impact of climate change on coral reefs, published in Nature (16 March), tops the most read climate news stories based on journal articles for 2017. Global warming and recurrent mass bleaching of corals, by Hughes et al, had 46 co-authors, including the Priestley Centre’s Dr Maria Beger and Dr Brigitte Sommer…
The January 2018 edition of the Priestley Centre’s monthly bulletin can be read here. Contents: Piers Sellers PhD prize – 2018 nominations open Prof Jan Minx inaugural seminar (31 January) James Mckay’s prehistoric paintings Climate research round up Priestley climate events Priestley Society forthcoming activities Blogs Funding opportunities Image: Pliocene Greenland – 3 million years ago,…
Priestley Centre director Piers Forster has commented and written about a clutch of climate stories making headlines, including a News and Views piece for Nature on climate sensitivity, a discussion on improving climate models in Carbon Brief (both published 17 January 2018) and an AGU positioning statement on climate intervention, published today (18 January). Commenting on…
Deforestation is likely to warm the climate even more than originally thought, scientists warn. An international team of scientists, led by the University of Leeds, studied the way that reactive gases emitted by trees and vegetation affect the climate. Their research, published today in Nature Communications, found these reactive gases cool our climate, meaning deforestation…
People are turning to books about nature for solace in the face of climate change and species extinction, says a University of Leeds academic working on a major project to explore the UK’s love of nature writing. Dr Pippa Marland, a research fellow with the School of English, is quoted in the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post on…