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Glaciers in the Southern Alps of New Zealand have lost more ice mass since pre-industrial times than remains today, according to a new study. Research led by the University of Leeds, in collaboration with the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in New Zealand, mapped Southern Alps ice loss from the end of…
A Priestley Centre researcher has been awarded a Fellowship to engage with the international climate negotiations in the run up to the 26th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26). Harriet Thew, a postgraduate researcher and graduate teaching associate in the School of Earth and Environment at Leeds, is…
A new study uses satellite data over the Southern Hemisphere to understand global cloud composition during the industrial revolution. This research tackles one of the largest uncertainties in today’s climate models — the long-term effect of tiny atmospheric particles on climate change. Climate models currently include the global warming effect of greenhouse gases as well…
The most advanced and comprehensive analysis of climate sensitivity ever undertaken has revealed with more confidence than ever before how sensitive the Earth’s climate is to carbon dioxide. The 165 page, peer-reviewed journal article was commissioned by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and included input from Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre…
A nationwide scheme has been launched to help tackle climate change by encouraging residents to invest in their local councils. The programme, based on University of Leeds research, aims to fund environmentally-friendly projects, generate jobs and create more appealing interest rates for savers. The first of six pilot projects for local government green bonds has…