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A blog from Professor Andy Challinor (University of Leeds), Dhanush Dinesh (CCAFS), Peter Läderach (CCAFS), Marissa Van Epp (CCAFS) At first glance, the COVID-19 crisis appears to have nothing to do with the climate crisis. Over the last month, COVID-19 has eclipsed climate change and many other global challenges as...

Last summer I was honoured to receive the Piers Sellers prize for exceptional PhD research. Working in the NERC-funded Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM), I used satellites to measure the height of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets and how they change over time, as well as their...

The energy used to grow, process, package and transport food accounts for about a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. But not all food is equally carbon-intensive. Researchers can measure the impact of different food choices at each stage of their journey – from farm to fork – to work...

Priestley PhD researcher, Rachel Harcourt, shares insights from her research in narrating climate change impacts and adaptation. The UK’s weather and climate is changing and this is bringing new risks to communities living here. Experts advise that people should consider taking adaptive actions so as to better protect themselves from...