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Earth Day, widely seen as the birth of the modern environmental movement, marks its 52nd anniversary on Friday 22 April 2022. This year’s Earth Day theme is ‘invest in our planet’. Here in Leeds our Climate Plan sets out the University’s largest single investment of £174m in support of our seven principles for climate action. More than...

A blog post by David Barns, PhD researcher and Research Assistant in Shared Ground Heat Exchange Policy From spiralling fossil fuel prices and volatile supply chains to the worsening climate crisis, there has never been a better time to stop heating homes with natural gas. The UK has the chance...

This is a transcript of the speech that Professor John Marsham gave to the Leeds Youth Climate Strike in September 2021. I’m here for two reasons today. Firstly, I’m a climate scientist at the University of Leeds and I’ve been asked to say a few words about the new report...

Transformation of African weather services is achievable in the next five years if the right action is taken, according to a new paper from the GCRF African SWIFT project. Improved forecasting is important in Africa, where many people’s lives and livelihoods are closely associated with the weather. Areas including agriculture,...

Megan Tresise is a third year PhD student in the School of Biology, and a Priestley Climate Scholar. Here, she shares insights from a recent secondment from her PhD to the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) Fellowship and explores the key points raised in the POSTnote she co-authored....