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Households in the UK are at increasing risk of flooding and drought due changes in the climate according to a new report. The report, from the Climate Coalition, draws on  expertise from the Priestley International Centre for Climate to highlight how UK homes are being impacted by climate change – and how they can be…
The Priestley Centre’s December 2019 e-newsletter is available to read here. Highlights include: Latest research from Priestley Chair in Climate Change and Public Policy,  Jan Minx Link to the University Climate Plan survey A raft of funding opportunities Recent blogs on COP25 in Madrid, reducing uncertainty in climate commitments and the role of researchers in…
Researchers have analysed more than 400,000 studies using big data technology, providing a new way of dealing with the rapid growth of scientific literature. This landmark new study, which is the first to map out the content of hundreds of thousands of scientific articles covering the breadth of climate change research, suggests that research on…
Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate, joins the expert panel advising the NHS on their pathway to net-zero. NHS Chief Sir Simon Stevens has announced that the NHS and its staff will step up action to tackle the climate “health emergency” this year, helping prevent illness, reducing pressure on A&Es,…
UK scientists are taking to the skies as part of a major international research campaign to better understand the behaviour of clouds and their role in climate change. Trade-wind cumulus clouds play an important role in the Earth’s climate system. They can influence how heat is circulated in the atmosphere and they reflect sunlight away…