A recent study of more than 100 years of river level records from the Amazon shows a significant increase in frequency and severity of floods. Scientists’ analysis of the potential causes could contribute to more accurate flood prediction for the Amazon Basin. Water levels of the Amazon River have been recorded daily in Port of…
Researchers have warned that embarking on negative emissions technologies without considering wider social and environmental implications is a “risky bet” that raises moral hazard issues. Priestley Chair of Climate Change and Public Policy Jan Minx is co-author of a Nature Comment article calling for the ethical issues around negative emissions technology (NETs) to be evaluated…
A research ship carrying 600 international scientists including researchers from the University of Leeds will be deliberately wedged into Arctic sea ice to study the region’s climate system. The research expedition, aboard the 120-metre long RV Polarstern, aims to further understanding of the Arctic climate system and how it affects global climate models as they…
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…
Historic levels of particles in the atmosphere released from pre-industrial era fires, and their cooling effect on the planet, may have been significantly underestimated according to a new study, with implications for climate modelling. Fires cause large amounts of tiny particles, known as aerosols, to be released into the atmosphere. These aerosols, such as the…