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Research by Dr Ryan Neely (National Centre for Atmospheric Science and Earth and Environment) and Dr Anja Schmidt (Earth and Environment) with Professor Susan Solomon of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that found the first signs of healing in the ozone layer has created headlines around the world. Both of the University of Leeds academics…
New research has identified clear signs that the hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close. Scientists from the University of Leeds were part of an international team led by Professor Susan Solomon of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to confirm the first signs of healing of the ozone layer, which shields life…
“At the heart of all the Priestley Centre is going to do is communicate the knowledge so that people can be responsible. . . and at the heart of that is being able to tell the truth in the way in which it hits the ears as the truth.” Lord Deben’s rousing speech to the Climate…
A Climate Question held at the University of Leeds to mark the launch of the Priestley International Centre for Climate produced an optimistic response to the question, ‘Are there achievable solutions for limiting climate impacts at 1.5C level?’ By the conclusion of the panel debate, 96 people (60% of the audience) voted ‘yes’ to the…
Crop yields will fall within the next decade due to climate change unless immediate action is taken to speed up the introduction of new and improved varieties, experts have warned. The research, led by the University of Leeds and published today in the journal Nature Climate Change, focusses on maize in Africa but the underlying…