June 2016 was the hottest June worldwide in history, prompting the BBC to report on the impact of dangerous climate change. Records are being smashed month on month, with June the latest in a 14-month run of consecutive record-breaking global temperatures. Priestley Centre director Piers Forster, who is Professor of Physical Climate Change at the University of Leeds, tells the Yorkshire…
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…
A decade-long “fruitful cooperation” between researchers at the University of Leeds and a long-established climate centre in Norway was formalised at the Priestley Centre launch on 14 June. Kristin Halvorsen, director of the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo (CICERO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on joint research with Priestley Centre director Piers Forster…
Two hundred people – University of Leeds staff, PhD students and stakeholders – attended the launch of the Priestley International Centre for Climate on Tuesday 14 June at Leeds University Business School. The event saw the presentation of the first international prize for a world-leading contribution to solution focused climate research as well as the formalising of…
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…