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Pivotal moment for humanity as global warming threatens the Earth system

Climate change is pushing the world towards a series of “tipping points” which will see rapid and irreversible change across the natural and social worlds, say a group of leading experts. A tipping point occurs when a small change triggers an often rapid and irreversible transformation, and the effects can be positive or negative. Before a...

Priestley Centre experts win UK science impact award

An ultra-fast computer model that is shaping the global outlook on tackling climate change has been recognised for its environmental science impact. The Finite-Amplitude Impulse Response (FaIR) Model, developed by University of Leeds and University of Oxford academics, has transformed our understanding of the connection between global temperatures and the emissions we release into the...

Scientists track rapid retreat of Antarctic glacier

Scientists are warning that apparently stable glaciers in the Antarctic can “switch very rapidly” and lose large quantities of ice as a result of warmer seas. Their finding comes after a research team led by Benjamin Wallis, a glaciologist at the University of Leeds, used satellites to track the Cadman Glacier, which drains into Beascochea Bay,...

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Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) accumulation under hedgerows: how variable is it across England?

The Global Food and Environment Institute (GFEI) invites you to join our December 2023 webinar: ‘Soil organic carbon (SOC) accumulation under...

Permacrisis?: Assessing the politics of crisis across the spheres of climate, democracy, and the new nuclear age

We find ourselves at the intersection of multiple crises – of man-made changes to the climate, the threat of nuclear...

University of Leeds at COP28: Meet the delegation

At the end of November all eyes will turn to Dubai, as the United Arab Emirates will be host to...

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Recognising that food system solutions are climate solutions

As our planet faces more challenges due to climate change, countries worldwide are gathering once again, this time for COP28—the Conference of the Parties to...

Industry and the just transition

Energy intensive industries, such as steel, cement and chemicals, but also glass, ceramics and paper provide the foundation upon which the low carbon transition will rest....

Navigating a Just Transition in the Global South: A Crucial Element of COP28 Climate Mitigation

As we approach the midpoint of COP28, there is an ongoing need for nations and institutions to assess and enhance their responses and strategies for...

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