Professor Mark New of Cape Town University in South Africa has been awarded the Piers Sellers Prize for a world leading contribution to solutions focused climate research by the Priestley International Centre for Climate. The award was given in recognition of Mark New’s lifelong contribution as a global leader in the interdisciplinary integration of climate…
Wetter winters and coastal erosion linked to climate change are threatening the sport of golf, according to a new report that University of Leeds scientists have contributed to. Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate, provided evidence to the report by the Climate Coalition, along with research associate Kate Sambrook. “We’ve…
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…
News that global atmospheric carbon dioxide levels surged to more than 403 ppm in 2016 – the highest level in 800,000 years – have international headlines. The CO2 concentrations, which were at 400.00 ppm in 2015, rose due to a combination of human activities and a strong El Nino event. The information was published on…