News

Scientists monitoring the giant A68A Antarctic iceberg from space reveal that a huge amount of fresh water was released as it melted around the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. Satellites revealed that 152 billion tonnes of fresh water entered the seas around the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia when the megaberg A68A melted over 3…
The frequency of thunderstorms in some fast-growing African coastal cities has doubled over the past 30 years, with much of this increase linked to the impact of deforestation on the local climate, a new study has found. It is widely known that removal of vegetation increases rainwater runoff and the risk of mudslides, which happened…
A recent study undertaken by Leeds University Business School for the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, concludes that timely investment in skills is key to successful decarbonisation. It also found that though involving workers in the early stages of decarbonisation programmes requires more complex engagement, it is essential for a fair green transition. Dr Jo…
The accelerating melting of the Himalayan glaciers threatens the water supply of millions of people in Asia, new research warns. The study, led by the University of Leeds, concludes that over recent decades the Himalayan glaciers have lost ice ten times more quickly over the last few decades than on average since the last major…
The University of Leeds is making the single biggest investment in its history to achieve a low carbon future. The University’s Climate Plan will see £174 million invested over the next decade, more than £150 million of which will be put towards achieving the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The plan is…