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Are there really reasons to be upbeat about humanity’s chances of tackling climate change? Speaking at a public event in Leeds environmentalist and author Jonathon Porritt laced his message of hope with a stark warning. “The last three years have been devastating … I see a deep-set despair in the...

If there’s one thing about public engagement with climate change you can be certain about, it is that climate change doesn’t communicate itself, writes Adam Corner. There is now a wealth of climate communication research, plus decades of practitioner expertise on public engagement to draw on. But how much agreement...

www.shutterstock.com Contrary to all British summertime norms, the country has basked in seemingly endless sunshine for a while now. 18m pints of beer were drunk last weekend alone, as fans celebrated England beating Sweden in the World Cup quarter finals and temperatures hit 30°C. While a sunny summer is undoubtedly...

Land Lines, a research project exploring British nature writing from the late 18th century to the present, was one of four teams that recently became involved with the Leeds Cultural Institute project Creative Labs: the Climate Edition, with support from the Priestley International Centre for Climate. Uniting academics with creative...

Priestley International Centre for Climate PhD researcher Claire Cooper writes about her first experience as a newly appointed Fellow for “Under Her Eye” Very occasionally, in the course of our academic lives, we are given the opportunity to step out of our comfort zone and explore the questions we have...