Driverless cars could change the way we travel, work and organise our lives – but while the pros will bring substantial benefits they may not outweigh the cons for energy use, according to new research by scientists from the University of Leeds, University of Washington and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The research, presented in an…
Huge landslides became a major threat in the North of England during the record rainfall of December and the incidence of them will increase as the climate alters, a senior academic from the University of Leeds has told regional BBC news programmes. Dr Bill Murphy, a senior lecturer in Engineering Geology, was interviewed by meteorologist…
Has the naming of storms in the UK been useful in raising awareness of their potential  severity? The trend for personalising storms that involve a yellow, amber or red warning and are likely to have a medium or high impact means that we’ve got to ‘I’ (for Imogen) already – and it’s still only early February. …
The viability of the Paris Agreement’s ambitious long-term target of 1.5C was the subject of an interview with two  University of Leeds climate academics on Paul Hudson’s Weather Show on BBC Radio Humberside on 30 January (repeated 1 February,  BBC Radio Lincolnshire). Prof Andy Gouldson, Professor of Environmental Policy and Harriet Thew, Postgraduate Researcher in the…