climate models

According to a new study, including paleoclimate data in the development of climate models could help scientists predict scenarios for future climate and propose strategies for mitigation. An international team of climate scientists, including Dr Benjamin Mills from the University of Leeds, suggest that numerical models predicting future climate change should include simulations of past…
Scientists from the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds will lead a major new EU funded research project to deliver improved information about our future climate and directly inform key policy decisions. The 2015 Paris Agreement set the reduction of greenhouse emissions as a critical step in limiting the increase in…
Historic levels of particles in the atmosphere released from pre-industrial era fires, and their cooling effect on the planet, may have been significantly underestimated according to a new study, with implications for climate modelling. Fires cause large amounts of tiny particles, known as aerosols, to be released into the atmosphere. These aerosols, such as the…
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…
Priestley Centre director Piers Forster has commented and written about a clutch of climate stories making headlines, including a News and Views piece for Nature on climate sensitivity, a discussion on improving climate models in Carbon Brief (both published 17 January 2018) and an AGU positioning statement on climate intervention, published today (18 January). Commenting on…