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For the first time, machine learning algorithms have been deployed to scan evidence on climate change and health across the world. Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, researchers from the University of Leeds, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change used machine learning…
Forest clearance in Southeast Asia is accelerating and leading to unprecedented increases in carbon emissions. The findings, revealed by a research team including Leeds academics, show that forests are being cut down at increasingly higher altitudes and on steeper slopes in order to make way for agricultural intensification. As a result, more than 400 million tonnes…
New research has found that instances of severe weather in the UK will increase with every degree of climate change. The study, published in the journal Climatic Change, suggests that the higher the level of global warming, the stronger the projected increase in frequency or severity – or both – of hot weather, droughts and…
A huge global network of researchers is working together to take the pulse of our global tropical forests. ForestPlots.net, which is co-ordinated from the University of Leeds, brings together more than 2,500 scientists who have examined millions of trees to explore the effect of climate change on forests and biodiversity. A new research paper published…
Fundamental changes in our economies are required to secure decent living standards for all in the struggle against climate breakdown, according to new research. Governments need to dramatically improve public services, reduce income disparities, scale back resource extraction and abandon economic growth in affluent countries, if people around the world are to thrive at the same time…