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Rate of global warming caused by humans at an all-time high


Global warming caused by humans is advancing at 0.26°C per decade – the highest rate since records began, according to new research by more than 50 leading international scientists. The second annual Indicators of Global Climate Change report, which is led by the University of Leeds, reveals that human-induced warming has risen to 1.19°C over the...

Second Climate Plan Annual Progress Review published


The second annual progress review of the University of Leeds Climate Plan has been published by the Priestley Centre for Climate Futures. A group of experts, including an external advisor, undertook the progress review, informed by a public consultation. The Climate Plan Annual Progress Review is now available on the Priestley Centre website. Members of...

University of Leeds to host regional hub for climate education


An education hub that will help students and young people to turn their climate and sustainability ambitions into action is to open at the University of Leeds. The Climate Ambassadors Scheme will provide nurseries, schools, colleges and universities across England with free access to local experts. To support the expansion of the scheme, nine regional...

How climate change will affect malaria transmission


A new model for predicting the effects of climate change on malaria transmission in Africa could lead to more targeted interventions to control the disease according to a new study. Previous methods have used rainfall totals to indicate the presence of surface water suitable for breeding mosquitoes, but the research led by the University of...

Harnessing the power of art to inspire action on climate change


New ways of using art to tell the stories of biodiversity and climate change are being explored in an exhibition in The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, and in a creative response to historic books in the University’s world-leading Special Collections. Galleries Learning Coordinator, Staff Sustainability Architect and climate activist Claire Evans has taken a deep...