Global warming will thaw about 20% more permafrost than previously thought, scientists have warned; potentially releasing significant amounts of greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere. A new international research study, including climate change experts from the University of Leeds, University of Exeter and the Met Office, reveals that permafrost is more sensitive to the effects…
In a paper published on Monday 3 April, climate scientists at the Met Office Hadley Centre have shown that the early mitigation needed to limit eventual warming below potentially dangerous levels has a climate ‘payback’ much earlier than previously thought. Lead scientist Andrew Ciavarella explains: “Our study has shown that efforts to reduce global temperature rise…
Urgent action to reduce sea temperatures is needed, as 2015-2016 saw record highs that triggered a significant episode of coral bleaching across the tropics and particularly the Australian Great Barrier Reef, according to new research involving Leeds academics. Coral researchers are now carrying out new aerial and underwater surveys along the Great Barrier Reef and…
Three new high-level appointments are set to consolidate the reputation for world-leading climate research at the University of Leeds and open new routes to policymakers. The Priestley International Centre for Climate welcomes Dr Jason Lowe, Head of Climate Services at the Met Office Hadley Centre, as the first Priestley Chair. Dr Lowe, who is also…