In the media

Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate, joins the expert panel advising the NHS on their pathway to net-zero. NHS Chief Sir Simon Stevens has announced that the NHS and its staff will step up action to tackle the climate “health emergency” this year, helping prevent illness, reducing pressure on A&Es,…
To limit the rise in global temperature levels to a maximum of 1.5 °C, fossil fuel emissions should be cut by an additional 20 per cent above previous estimations due to greenhouse gas emissions from wetlands and permafrost, according to new research. Scientists, including Dr Sarah Chadburn from the University of Leeds, have used climate…
Research demonstrating the melting of Antarctica’s biggest glaciers at their base, contributing to a speeding up of global sea level rise, has received worldwide attention. The study, led by scientists from the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) at the University of Leeds, was published in Nature Geoscience on Monday 2 April 2018. (See…
Wetter winters and coastal erosion linked to climate change are threatening the sport of golf, according to a new report that University of Leeds scientists have contributed to. Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate, provided evidence to the report by the Climate Coalition, along with research associate Kate Sambrook. “We’ve…