An international team of scientists, led by the University of Leeds, has quantified the relationship between natural sources of particles in the atmosphere and climate change. Their study, published today in Nature Geoscience, shows that the cooling effect of natural atmospheric particles is greater during warmer years and could therefore slightly reduce the amount that…
Citizens, students and business representatives in Leeds have joined the Climathon movement to take part in a global hackathon to find solutions to the city’s air pollution problem. Organised by Climate-KIC, Climathon brings together the challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion and ability to solve them. The 2017 edition of…
Jan Christoph Minx, head of the working group “Applied Sustainability Science” at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), has been appointed a professorship at the Priestley International Centre for Climate. The Centre was founded in 2015 by the University of Leeds to bring together world leading expertise in the field…
New research has shown that limiting the increase in global average temperatures to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels is still geophysically possible, but requires more ambitious emission reductions than those pledged so far. An international team of scientists, including Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds, have…