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A 24-hour event at the University of Leeds is looking to sign up participants with staying power to crack a climate change challenge for the city. Leeds is one of 121 major cities around the world taking part in the marathon climate event on 28-29 October. Participants will focus on tackling the question, “How can…
The President of Iceland and Jean-Michel Cousteau (son of Jacques) will be speaking at The Future of Wild Europe, a three-day conference at the University of Leeds next week. Guðni Jóhannesson and film producer and environmentalist Cousteau, founder of the Oceans Futures Society, are guest speakers on Wednesday 14 September, when they will be talking about…
Mary Shelley’s creature in her famous novel Frankenstein was better adapted to  Artic environments than human beings because the author believed the Earth would turn colder and eventually freeze. Dr David Higgins, Associate Professor in English Literature, spoke about the influence of Mary Shelley, her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley and their contemporary, Lord Byron, on Radio 4’s…
Professor Liane Benning and Dr Jim McQuaid from the School of Earth and Environment told BBC weather presenter Keeley Donovan about their experiences researching ice melt in Greenland on The Weather Show on BBC Radio Leeds (13 August). The researchers, who were taking part in the Black and Bloom project on the Greenland ice sheet, which…
June 2016 was the hottest June worldwide in history, prompting the BBC to report on the impact of dangerous climate change. Records are being smashed month on month, with June the latest in a 14-month run of consecutive record-breaking global temperatures. Priestley Centre director Piers Forster, who is Professor of Physical Climate Change at the University of Leeds, tells the Yorkshire…