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…
Public concern about climate change appears to be on the rise, according to a survey on climate solutions carried out by a group of universities in the north of England during Green GB Week. The survey, produced by the Priestley International Centre for Climate, was conducted using face to face interviews at locations in Leeds,…
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…