A paper on the devastating impact of climate change on coral reefs, published in Nature (16 March), tops the most read climate news stories based on journal articles for 2017. Global warming and recurrent mass bleaching of corals, by Hughes et al, had 46 co-authors, including the Priestley Centre’s Dr Maria Beger and Dr Brigitte Sommer…
Priestley Centre director Piers Forster has commented and written about a clutch of climate stories making headlines, including a News and Views piece for Nature on climate sensitivity, a discussion on improving climate models in Carbon Brief (both published 17 January 2018) and an AGU positioning statement on climate intervention, published today (18 January). Commenting on…
A Climate Question held at the University of Leeds to mark the launch of the Priestley International Centre for Climate produced an optimistic response to the question, ‘Are there achievable solutions for limiting climate impacts at 1.5C level?’ By the conclusion of the panel debate, 96 people (60% of the audience) voted ‘yes’ to the…
The need for clarity in the composition of greenhouse gas targets set by countries has been underlined in a guest post for Carbon Brief by Professor Myles Allen of the University of Oxford and Priestley Centre director Piers Forster. The post, which discusses a new study in Nature Climate Change by the authors and colleagues…
Food related emissions will take up our entire carbon budget by 2050 if we don’t change our diets and the way our food is produced, blowing any chance of meeting the raised ambition of the Paris Agreement. That is the conclusion of University of Leeds professor of population ecology Tim Benton and Dr Bojana Bajželj…