The Arctic is “a bellweather, or a sentinel” for global climate changes in general – and with rapid sea ice melt occurring there, the area is becoming increasingly accessible to researchers and other interested parties, Leeds’ Dr Christian März told the BBC’s Paul Hudson. With the opening up of the Arctic making the region more accessible to fisheries, shipping…
Professor Paul Routledge of the School of Geography was interviewed by J D Capelouto for Thomson Reuters Foundation News on the subject of climate change and population demographics. The story, which was also run by the Mail Online, follows the publication of a report that says scientists need to take a more nuanced view beyond population…
From rationed lettuces to devastated cricket grounds, the impacts of extreme weather linked to climate change are becoming ever more apparent in the UK, as illustrated by  the Climate Coalition’s  recently published Weather Warning report – and the shortage of Spanish courgettes in British supermarkets this week. The Priestley International Centre for Climate provided the…
A hundred UK climate scientists have signed a letter to the Prime Minister, Theresa May, urging her to press US President-Elect Donald Trump to address climate change. Prof Piers Forster, director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds, is quoted in The Guardian today (16.01.17), saying, “What concerns me is that…
Research by Professor Simon Lewis (Geography, University of Leeds) and Dr Greta Dargie (University College London) mapping the largest peatland in the tropics, an area larger than New York State in the Congo Basin in Central Africa, has received widespread international coverage. (See press release here.) The new study, published in Nature on 11 January…