Academics from the Priestley Centre are contributing to a range of events with a climate change theme as part of the North of England’s longest running literature festival, which returns this autumn. The Ilkley Literature Festival has announced its stellar line-up for this year’s event, which runs from 28 September until 14 October and comprises…
Dr Natasha Barlow of The Priestley International Centre for Climate has been awarded €2 million over 5 years to study long term sea-level rise. Global sea-level rise is one of our greatest environmental challenges and is predicted to continue for hundreds of years, even if global greenhouse-gas emissions are stopped immediately. However, the range, rates and…
  A new film by the Priestley International Centre for Climate demonstrates the value to University of Leeds researchers of working together across disciplines on climate solutions. The film, made by Limehouse TV, features four researchers from different areas of the University, working in sustainability, marine biology, geography and atmospheric science. All talk enthusiastically about…
A moving tribute was paid to astronaut and climate scientist Piers Sellers by Gavin Schmidt, Director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), at the annual prize giving event in Dr Sellers’  name. Gavin Schmidt, who worked under Piers Sellers for five years at NASA, said Piers Sellers had a talent for focussing on…
Governments looking to boost jobs, economic productivity and public health should ensure infrastructure investment in cities is low carbon, according to a new study for the Coalition for Urban Transitions by experts at the University of Leeds. The research team assessed over 700 studies. They found that directing investments into low carbon projects in cities…