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…
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…
Groundbreaking Larsen C ice shelf research by Dr Adam Booth and other Priestley Centre scientists from the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds has been ranked number 3 in Science News’ top 10 science stories of 2017. The story, described as “an opportunity to make scientific headway”, is enthusiastically introduced by…
A new study has revealed that methane emissions from global agriculture in 2011 were 11 per cent higher than previous estimates. The research used data from new agricultural practices in the IPCC’s 2006 model, which was used to simulate future methane emissions. Changes in livestock size, growth and feed, as well as manure management, have contributed to the…