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More than 280 people attended a series of six events to celebrate three years of the Priestley International Centre for Climate, and the official opening of its new home – the Priestley Building. The week of festivities began with the annual Piers Sellers Prize-giving event, recognising exceptional contributions to solutions-focused...

Hope, ideas, and wild plants sprouting in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales by Hanna Pettersson Image by Howard Chalkley If you are keeping abreast of the environment debate, few words better sum up the current state of affairs than ‘doom and gloom’. And they are justified. The latest IPCC...

Image by Maria Beger Coral reef ecosystems are collapsing, with live coral cover on reefs having nearly halved over the past 150 years. These small polyp-like creatures, related to jellyfish, secrete a calcium carbonate exoskeleton that forms the reef – a habitat that provides shelter and food for a rich...

We are two PhD researchers from the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds.  As active members of both the scientific community and the general public, we have experienced frustration with how inaccessible and overly-technical information relating to climate science can appear to people not working in it,...