Academics from the Priestley Centre are contributing to a range of events with a climate change theme as part of the North of England’s longest running literature festival, which returns this autumn. The Ilkley Literature Festival has announced its stellar line-up for this year’s event, which runs from 28 September until 14 October and comprises…
Climate change could expand the agricultural feasibility of the global boreal region by 44 per cent by the end of the century, according to new research. However, the scientists warn that the same climate trends that would increase land suitable for crop growth could also significantly change the global climatic water balance – negatively impacting…
Scientists from the Priestley International Centre for Climate selected to contribute to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) are stressing the need for a shift of emphasis to climate solutions The eight academics, which include Priestley’s director and three Priestley Chairs, are spread across all three working groups for the report, giving the University of Leeds climate…
Land degradation due to human activities is a major contributor to climate change, creating a sixth mass extinction and undermining the wellbeing of two-fifths of humanity. These are the stark warnings from a global scientific assessment report on land degradation and restoration, published on 26 March 2018, which states that deforestation alone is contributing about…