A new study has used partially fossilised plants and single-celled organisms to investigate the effects of climate change on the Canadian High Arctic wetlands and help predict their future. The Arctic is warming faster than any other region on Earth, which is causing the region’s ecology to undergo a rapid transformation. Until now there has…
In only 25 years, ocean melting has caused ice thinning to spread across West Antarctica so rapidly that a quarter of its glacier ice is now affected, according to a new study. By combining 25 years of European Space Agency satellite altimeter measurements and a model of the regional climate, the UK Centre for Polar…
A new report sets out how Leeds could become a carbon neutral city by 2050 – and potentially by 2030. The report, produced by a team led by Andy Gouldson, Chair of Leeds Climate Commission and Professor of Environmental Policy at the University, sets out carbon targets and a roadmap for reducing Leeds’ emissions in…
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…