Scientists have shown there is at least 9% more forest cover across the globe than was previously assumed. By using very high resolution satellite imagery available through the Google Earth, they found an additional 467 million hectares of forest in the world’s drylands – arid areas that cover 42% of the Earth’s land surface. A…
UK scientists are warning they may be unable to carry out crucial research on climate change if Donald Trump cuts climate science funding in the US. Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate, is quoted in The Guardian today (Tuesday 14 March), talking about the impact that US budget cuts on climate…
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…