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Climate Exchange series launches 25 May 16

Centre news
Wednesday 25 May 2016

The Priestley Centre’s interdisciplinary seminar series, Climate Exchange, is launching this month!

Details of the inaugural seminar can be found below:

Date: 25 May 2016

Time: 12 – 1pm

Location: Seminar Room 8.119 (a), School of Earth and Environment

Speaker: Professor Piers Forster

Title: How realistic is the 1.5°C target outlined in the Paris agreement?


Piers will be examining the feasibility of the 1.5°C target set  by the Paris Agreement within the context of  how much warming has already occurred and how much future warming we are committed to. The analysis employs different disciplinary interpretations to explore possible future rates of decarbonisation.

Speaker Bio:

Piers Forster is the Director of the Priestley Centre and Professor of Physical Climate Change at the University of Leeds. Piers is a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award holder and leads the Physical Climate Change Group in the School of Earth and Environment. Piers’ research interests are centered around climate change and radiative forcing, climate modelling, climate change impact and adaptation.

Please register your attendance:

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Find more information about Climate Exchange here