Events

The listings below are for climate-related events across the University of Leeds.

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Targeting resilience to climate change within seed systems is an area of key investment in contributing to food security in southern Africa, and it presents a variety of challenges and opportunities. In this webinar University of Leeds researchers Dr Stephen Whitfield and Dr Sarah Chapman will present analysis from work undertaken within the GCRF-AFRICAP programme…

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Abstract Since the Second World War, the direction of travel has been to develop a globalized trading system.  This creates global markets for those countries with comparative advantages in production.  With respect to food, this has been realised in a global concentration of “big ag” in a few breadbasket regions that produce a large amount…
Abstract When I was a kid my parents bought me an inflatable globe that used to hang from the ceiling above my bed. Whenever I was laying there, I’d look up and see Antarctica, tucked away at the bottom of the planet. Little did I know I’d get the chance to go there one day…
Abstract What are the main risks posed by climate change to the UK? Flooding? Heatwaves? Surely we’ll all get enough to eat? This talk will present the main findings of the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017, so you can expect answers to these questions. More importantly, though, the talk will describe how the most…
RMetSoc Yorkshire round up of the year’s weather, plus Christmas photographic competition. Mulled wine and mince pies served from 18.00, when you’ll have the chance to look round the photo competition entries. Prizes will be awarded by BBC Look North’s Keeley Donovan after the talk. Deadline for the photo competition is the 1 December. Weather photos  should…
The presentation explores the political securitization of climate (and climate change) in relation to the science/policy consultations following the 1970s climate/food shocks (eg CIA climate report 1974) and the series of international conferences on climatic change during the early 1980s. These events introduced ‘the future of climate’ as a key variable in economic planning and…
Abstract Photovoltaics (PV) is our fastest growing energy source and, in many countries, is stet to become a major source of electricity. However, PV electricity output is highly dependent on weather and climate – so will climate change affect PV output? Pumping sulphate aerosols into our atmosphere has been propsed as a radical fix for…
This year’s Pint of Science festival is taking place 23-25 May. The Pint of Science festival brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with you. No prior knowledge of the subject is required. In Leeds, Mr Foleys is hosting a ‘Planet Earth’ event with…