Professor Felix Creutzig of the Berlin-based Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change has been awarded the Piers Sellers Prize for a world leading contribution to solution focused climate research. The award, one of two given in the name of astronaut and climate scientist Piers Sellers, was made at an annual prize-giving ceremony…
Scientists have shown there is at least 9% more forest cover across the globe than was previously assumed. By using very high resolution satellite imagery available through the Google Earth, they found an additional 467 million hectares of forest in the world’s drylands – arid areas that cover 42% of the Earth’s land surface. A…
The Royal Society of Chemistry Environment Prize has been awarded to Dwayne Heard, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of Leeds and a member of the Priestley International Centre for Climate. Professor Heard works to improve the accuracy of atmospheric models which guide legislative controls on emissions to combat global warming and deteriorating air…
Glacier flow at the southern Antarctic Peninsula has increased since the 1990s, but a new study has found the change to be only a third of what was recently reported. An international team of researchers, led by the UK Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling at the University of Leeds, are the first to map…
Global warming is responsible for tripling the frequency of extreme West African Sahel storms over the last three decades putting numerous cities in the region at risk, say scientists. An international team, including Professor Douglas Parker from the University of Leeds, have analysed weather trends from 35 years of satellite observations across Africa. Their findings,…