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There was a huge turnout of almost 400 people for the public debate ‘Unpacking the Paris Agreement: is it enough to limit dangerous climate change?’ at the University of Leeds Conference Centre on Wednesday 3 February. The event, presented by the Royal Meteorological Society Yorkshire Centre, Priestley International Centre for Climate and the Centre for Climate Change…
Cutting edge radar technology is at the centre of a new collaboration between University of Leeds academics and other partners in a study to determine more precisely the relationship between clouds, precipitation and flooding in Scotland. Dr Lindsay Bennett from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) at the University of Leeds is responsible for operating the…
Has the naming of storms in the UK been useful in raising awareness of their potential  severity? The trend for personalising storms that involve a yellow, amber or red warning and are likely to have a medium or high impact means that we’ve got to ‘I’ (for Imogen) already – and it’s still only early February. …
The viability of the Paris Agreement’s ambitious long-term target of 1.5C was the subject of an interview with two  University of Leeds climate academics on Paul Hudson’s Weather Show on BBC Radio Humberside on 30 January (repeated 1 February,  BBC Radio Lincolnshire). Prof Andy Gouldson, Professor of Environmental Policy and Harriet Thew, Postgraduate Researcher in the…