A paper on the devastating impact of climate change on coral reefs, published in Nature (16 March), tops the most read climate news stories based on journal articles for 2017. Global warming and recurrent mass bleaching of corals, by Hughes et al, had 46 co-authors, including the Priestley Centre’s Dr Maria Beger and Dr Brigitte Sommer…
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…
Has the naming of storms in the UK been useful in raising awareness of their potential  severity? The trend for personalising storms that involve a yellow, amber or red warning and are likely to have a medium or high impact means that we’ve got to ‘I’ (for Imogen) already – and it’s still only early February. …