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New research has shown that limiting the increase in global average temperatures to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels is still geophysically possible, but requires more ambitious emission reductions than those pledged so far. An international team of scientists, including Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds, have…
Experts from global scientific assessments, policy and communications have come together at the University of Leeds to teach the next generation of potential lead authors about the process. The trainers, whose experiences include assessments for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),  World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), a United Nations…
The University of Leeds is one of 24 key Leeds businesses and organisations joining forces to encourage investment in low-carbon, climate-resilient development. The Priestley International Centre for Climate and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) are working with Leeds City Council alongside organisations ranging from Yorkshire Water and the NHS to house…
Seismic surveys challenge the view that recent slowdowns in Greenland’s ice flow will continue in the long term, says a new study published in Science Advances. A team of scientists, including Dr Adam Booth from the University of Leeds, have carried out seismic surveys around a surface lake on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Their surveys…