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Tweets from a social media campaign run by the Priestley International Centre for Climate have been brought together in a poem that creates a heartfelt call for action on climate change. The poem was written by Dr Sam Illingworth, who created it using responses from the #MyClimate Twitter campaign run by the Priestley Centre and…
Professor Lea Berrang Ford, Priestley Chair in Climate and Health, has called for “an entire transformation of the healthcare system” to cope with the combined impacts of climate change, an ageing population and social care needs. Speaking on Paul Hudson’s Weather Show on BBC Radio Leeds, Prof Berrang Ford pointed out the threats from climate…
Harmless flies have evolved over millions of years to mimic the appearance of stinging insects, but new evidence suggests climate change is reducing the effectiveness of that disguise. Many species have adopted a form of the yellow and black banding commonly seen on stinging insects, which predators such as birds and spiders have learnt to…
Two major reports were released this week in which Arctic research by Professor James Ford, Priestley Chair in Climate Change and Adaptation, and researchers from his team feature strongly. The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee’s report, The Changing Arctic, published on 29 November, assesses the relevance of Arctic change to the UK, and examines…
Professor Piers Forster has been appointed to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) by the Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire Perry MP, and the devolved administrations. Professor Forster is Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate and Professor of Physical Climate Change at the University of Leeds. He takes up the post…