Piers Forster

Piers Forster writes about how a classic paper published in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences  laid the foundations of modern climate models in a Nature News and Views piece, published today. Describing the 1967 paper by Syukuro Manabe and Richard Wetherald as “arguably the greatest climate science paper of all time”, Prof Forster says…
A new film featuring academics from the Priestley International Centre for Climate shows that scientists are optimistic about the prospects of managing climate change if public opinion accepts lifestyle changes. The climate scientists talk about the need for everyone to play their part in tackling the problem and the opportunities for health and the environment. They also…
Participants at an event in Leeds came up with new solutions to reduce carbon emissions as part of a 24-hour global challenge to solve climate change. Students and stakeholders in Leeds joined citizens in world cities such as Paris and Shanghai simultaneously taking part in the hackathon-style Climathon event. The Climate-KIC Climathon brought together major…
  At a seminar in Brussels later today [Tuesday, 11 October], the role of EU policy in improving air quality will be praised, at a time when such policies face an uncertain future because of the result of Britain’s European referendum. Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University…