The impacts of climate change are already being felt in the UK and urgent action is needed, concludes a report published today. In an independent report to Government, ‘UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report’, the Committee on Climate Change’s Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) sets out the most urgent risks and opportunities arising for the UK…
New research has identified clear signs that the hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close. Scientists from the University of Leeds were part of an international team led by Professor Susan Solomon of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to confirm the first signs of healing of the ozone layer, which shields life…
Crop yields will fall within the next decade due to climate change unless immediate action is taken to speed up the introduction of new and improved varieties, experts have warned. The research, led by the University of Leeds and published today in the journal Nature Climate Change, focusses on maize in Africa but the underlying…
Two studies published in Nature this week outline exciting breakthroughs in our understanding of how aerosol particles are formed in the atmosphere, and overturn the long held belief that sulphur-containing molecules are needed to form new particles. The research comes from the EU-funded CLOUD consortium which includes University of Leeds academic Professor Ken Carslaw and…
The University of Leeds commemorated the signing of a landmark global agreement on climate change on Friday 22 April – Earth Day – by planting apple trees on campus that will also bear fruit for a new centre for climate research. The planting, which was done by the Priestley International Centre for Climate, is part of…