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Technologies that extract carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere will be needed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees – the cornerstone of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change – but significant differences in their potential and risks are not being addressed by policy makers. An international consortium of climate scientists, led by Prof Jan…
Professor Martyn Chipperfield, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of Leeds, is the Royal Society of Chemistry John Jeyes Award winner for 2018. Professor Chipperfield, who is also Director of the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric  Science (ICAS), builds computer models of atmospheric chemistry and applies these to global pollution issues such as depletion…
The April 2018 issue of the Priestley Centre’s e-bulletin can be found here. This month’s packed edition includes: Leeds Creative Labs: the Climate Edition Inaugural seminar by Priestley Chair of Climate Change Adaptation, Prof James Ford (2 May): “What the Arctic tells us about the human dimensions of climate change” NASA’s Gavin Schmidt to present…
A postgraduate researcher from the University of Leeds has been appointed to a climate fellowship programme inspired by author Margaret Atwood. Priestley International Centre for Climate PhD student Claire Cooper is one of 12 young women multidisciplinary PhD researchers from universities throughout Britain that have been selected to take part in a new ‘Under Her Eye’ Fellowship…
Scientists from the Priestley International Centre for Climate selected to contribute to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) are stressing the need for a shift of emphasis to climate solutions The eight academics, which include Priestley’s director and three Priestley Chairs, are spread across all three working groups for the report, giving the University of Leeds climate…