Mary Shelley’s creature in her famous novel Frankenstein was better adapted to  Artic environments than human beings because the author believed the Earth would turn colder and eventually freeze. Dr David Higgins, Associate Professor in English Literature, spoke about the influence of Mary Shelley, her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley and their contemporary, Lord Byron, on Radio 4’s…
June 2016 was the hottest June worldwide in history, prompting the BBC to report on the impact of dangerous climate change. Records are being smashed month on month, with June the latest in a 14-month run of consecutive record-breaking global temperatures. Priestley Centre director Piers Forster, who is Professor of Physical Climate Change at the University of Leeds, tells the Yorkshire…
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…
Joint University of Leeds, CIAT, CGIAR and CCAFS press release: Agriculture in parts of sub-Saharan Africa must undergo significant transformation if it is to continue to produce key food crops, according to a new study published today in Nature Climate Change. The study shows that maize, beans and bananas are most at risk from climate…