Centre news

 Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre will work alongside those from the University of Leeds’ Priestley International Centre for Climate and eight other research organisations as part of a major new multidisciplinary research project to investigate decadal global warming trend variance. Over the last decade, a slowdown has been observed in the global warming of…
The stream of bubbles created by ships as they cross the ocean could be geoengineered to help reduce global temperatures by almost a degree in the longer term, researchers at the University  of Leeds have discovered – but only if bubbles are smaller and made to last longer. A study looking at the effervescent trails found that the effect…
The implications for air quality, human health and regional climate if Britain were to leave the EU have been highlighted in a University of Leeds study, which demonstrates that EU policies and technologies save 80,000 deaths annually. Published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, it is the first study to look into the effectiveness of specific EU policies…
Climate Research Doctoral Training Programme – apply online! 15 Priestley Centre PhD studentships are available for study to begin October 2016. With a focus on interdisciplinary themes the Priestley Centre studentships will provide exciting opportunities to work with leading researchers across the University. The application deadline is 11 March 2016 and more details on how to apply can…
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…