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,…
Climate change scientists are heading to the Himalayas in a bid to become the first to successfully drill through the world’s highest glacier.An international research team will spend up to six weeks working at an altitude of more than 5,000 metres on the Khumbu glacier in Nepal and will be using a specially adapted car…
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…