Our recent research indicates that deforestation might be warming the climate even more than we thought. How cool are trees? We know that trees and forests affect the climate in a variety of ways. They’re constantly taking carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the air and storing it in their roots, trunks and branches as they … Continue reading Climate impacts of deforestation
The Living Lab for Air Quality is a collaboration between the School of Earth and Environment, the Sustainability Service and the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds. Poor air quality causes both respiratory and cardiovascular health problems, and has been linked with conditions such as strokes and dementia. In the UK, exposure … Continue reading Living Lab for Air Quality
Quantifying the relationship between natural particles in the atmosphere and climate In our recent paper we show that the cooling effect of natural atmospheric particles is greater during warmer years and could therefore potentially reduce the amount that temperatures rise as a result of climate change. Particles in the atmosphere can alter Earth’s climate by … Continue reading Earth system feedbacks?