Research shows future super cyclones would expose vastly greater numbers of people in most vulnerable parts of the world to extreme flooding
9 May 2022
A new study has revealed super cyclones, the most intense form of tropical storm, are likely to have a much more devastating impact on people in South Asia in future years.
Scientists identify the most extreme heatwaves ever recorded globally
4 May 2022
A new study has revealed the most intense heatwaves ever across the world – and remarkably some of these went almost unnoticed decades ago.
International climate change report calls for immediate action and shows emissions can be halved by 2030
4 April 2022
There are options in all sectors to at least halve emissions by 2030, according to the latest instalment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report published today.
‘Plogging’ champion brings craze to Bristol
28 February 2022
Student Vivek’s campaign has collected 1,000 tonnes of trash.
Scientists discover how plants evolved to colonise land over 500 million years ago
16 February 2022
Scientists analysing one of the largest genomic datasets of plants have discovered how the first plants on Earth evolved the mechanisms used to control water and ‘breathe’ on land hundreds of millions of years ago.
Advanced computer simulations shed intriguing new light on magma deep below Earth’s surface
14 February 2022
Unlike the classic Jules Verne science fiction novel Journey to the Center of the Earth or movie The Core, humans cannot venture into the Earth’s interior beyond a few kilometres of its surface. But thanks to latest advances in computer modelling, an international team of researchers led by the University of Bristol has shed new light on the properties and behaviour of magma found several hundreds of kilometres deep within the Earth.
Pioneering technique set to scale new heights to tackle spread of disease, pollution and crime
7 February 2022
A pioneering technique used to better understand global sea level rise is going next level to help solve a wide range of issues, including the spread of diseases or viruses, pollution, traffic congestion, and even crime.
Pioneering research forecasts climate change set to send costs of flooding soaring
31 January 2022
Climate change could result in the financial toll of flooding rising by more than a quarter in the United States by 2050 – and disadvantaged communities will bear the biggest brunt, according to new research.
Scientists model the Wheel of Time world and find climate change still exists millennia into the future
22 December 2021
Scientists from the University of Bristol and Sussex have run climate simulations of the Wheel of Time world, whose season finale airs on Amazon Prime on Christmas Eve.
Warning over long-term increase in inequality caused by the pandemic
17 December 2021
Researchers today issued a stark warning on the post-pandemic outlook for living standards in the UK following an extensive review of over 200 reports examining the impact of the pandemic.
Households in receipt of Universal Credit facing severe financial hardship this Christmas
13 December 2021
A new report out today finds the financial outlook is poor for more than eight in 10 (83%) of UK households who receive Universal Credit – around 3.4 million in total.
‘Inspiring and illuminating': Pupils forge climate consensus at Mock COP26
16 November 2021
Fifty talented A-Level students came up with innovative solutions to the climate crisis during their own COP26.
Pioneering measurement techniques on display at COP26 hold key to effectively combat climate change
8 November 2021
Leading atmospheric scientists are measuring emissions of the most dangerous greenhouse gases at COP26 and sharing them live online to highlight how rigorous measurement and detailed data reporting are essential in the fight against climate change.
Clues from the ancient past can help predict abrupt climate change
25 October 2021
Climate ‘tipping points’ can be better understood and predicted using climate change data taken from the ancient past, new research led by scientists from the universities of Birmingham and Bristol shows.
Leading global experts set to join charge against climate change at COP26
25 October 2021
A team of University of Bristol experts on a wide range of hot topics spanning climate change, environmental justice, emissions, sustainable energy, green finance and the economy are poised to join the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, better known as COP26.
Increased snowfall will offset sea level rise from melting Antarctic ice sheet, new study finds
19 August 2021
A new study predicts that any sea level rise in the world’s most southern continent will be countered by an increase in snowfall, associated with a warmer Polar atmosphere. Using modern methods to calculate projected changes to sea levels, researchers discovered that the two ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica respond differently, reflecting their very distinct local climates.
Blue-green algae key to unlocking secrets of ancient past
17 August 2021
Oxygen-producing bacteria emerged a thousand millions years before the great oxygenation event approximately 2400 million years ago, scientists have found.
Bristol academics elected as Fellows to The British Academy
23 July 2021
Three University of Bristol academics have been elected to The British Academy as Fellows in recognition of their outstanding contributions to social sciences, humanities and the arts.
Microbes feast on crushed rock in subglacial lakes beneath Antarctica
29 June 2021
Pioneering research has revealed the erosion of ancient sediments found deep beneath Antarctic ice could be a vital and previously unknown source of nutrients and energy for abundant microbial life.
Experts highlight advanced satellite data as vital tool in tackling climate change as countdown to COP26 continues
14 May 2021
Earth observation satellites provide the most comprehensive real-time check on the health of the planet and are playing a crucial role in the fight against global heating now and increasingly in future, according to leading climate scientists.