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Two worrying stories have dominated climate news this week. The first is  President Elect Donald Trump’s alarming stance on climate change. Although in favour of urgent action before the 2009 UN climate summit in Copenhagen, he’s promised to pull out of the Paris Agreement immediately, claimed that climate science is a...

Greenhouse gas emissions are still rising. This year atmospheric carbon dioxide levels sailed past 400 parts per million and in January global temperatures were within touching distance of 1.5 deg C above their 1850-1900 levels – the ambitious warming limit set out in the Paris text. Why then am I...

Last month, the Priestley International Centre for Climate was officially launched by Sir Alan Langlands, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds, with a special message from astronaut Piers Sellers. The centre aims to provide international solutions to the global problems raised by climate change and its impact on society and...