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Professor Sarah Irwin from the School of Sociology and Social Policy, and Dr Lone Sorensen from the School of Media and Communication, report on a small pilot research project examining public views of the cost of living crisis and climate policies.  We wanted to explore how the public interpret and...

A blog by Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley Centre The environmental impact of carbon dioxide emissions will be the same irrespective of where the emissions take place. Carbon emitted in one part of the world can be cancelled out if the same amount is removed elsewhere. Carbon offsetting...

When it comes to climate change the science is very clear: to limit global warming we must rapidly cut our emissions of greenhouse gases. But that’s not all that’s required. The planet has already warmed by more than a degree since the mid nineteenth century, leading to rising seas and...

As organisations are grappling with how to reduce their emissions in line with net zero targets, emissions from business travel are under increasing levels of scrutiny. However, it cannot be a case of ceasing to travel, or restricting it to a privileged few. This hotly debated topic requires nuanced thinking...