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Zombies, aliens, meteor strikes, intergalactic space travel and world wars are banned in a  new public art competition seeking plausible, optimistic and positive portrayals of a zero carbon future. The competition is the culmination of the Royal Academy of Engineering INGENIOUS project, Low Carbon Technologies: The Art of a Sustainable Future,  which commenced in March…
The Priestley Centre’s ebulletin is available to read here. Highlights include: Piers Forster’s appointment to the national Committee on Climate Change Carbon Compensation opportunity for Priestley Centre members research/business flights 2018 Priestley PhD Scholarships announced for October 2019 intake The Twitter campaign that became a poetic plea for the planet Meet the Priestley Climate Scholars…
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…