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Last week, Sylvia Knight from the Royal Meteorological Society gave a talk for Geography education online on the Weather of 2020. This year it felt like we had summer weather in Spring and Autumn weather in Summer. In this session, we examine the global processes that determine the weather in the UK, as well as…

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As we head into the weeks when COP26, the UN climate change conference at which heads of state, climate experts and campaigners come together to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change, should have happened, a number of organisations are taking the opportunity to run virtual climate events. The Youth Climate Summit will run from…

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In a paper that came out in the journal Nature Communications, Self-amplified Amazon forest loss due to vegetation-atmosphere feedbacks, scientists revealed that deforestation can intensify droughts, compounding climate change linked changes in rainfall patterns. Using data collected by scientists in the School of Earth and the Environment at the University of Leeds, we have created…

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The CREATE Education Project, specialists in 3D printing, and the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS), the leading independent expert in weather and climate, have released their 3D Printing the Weather Project. This fully resourced project teaches students about extreme weather and climate change, through the process of creating 3D models that represent 10 years of temperature…

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We have spent the summer updating our award winning Climate Negotiations resource in preparation for the build up to COP26. Key changes include: – We’ve updated all the data and figures – We’ve reviewed all the ‘market place’ resources for the section in which students collect information about climate science, climate justice and adaptation and…

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Our weather and climate CPD course for geography teachers, Come Rain or Shine, which is also suitable for students aged 15+, starts a new run today. Excitingly, this course is included in FutureLearn schools, which means that schools can register for free unlimited access and completion certificates. FutureLearn is offering school students aged 13+ free…

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Over the weekend, we saw Arctic Maritime air descend over the UK, with temperatures dropping by around 10C. The following snapshot from http://earth.nullschool.net from the morning of Monday 11th May, shows winds blowing clockwise around a High pressure area to the northwest of the UK. This means a northerly air flow over much of the…

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