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Professor Liane Benning and Dr Jim McQuaid from the School of Earth and Environment told BBC weather presenter Keeley Donovan about their experiences researching ice melt in Greenland on The Weather Show on BBC Radio Leeds (13 August). The researchers, who were taking part in the Black and Bloom project on the Greenland ice sheet, which…
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…
University of Leeds professor Andrew Challinor was quoted on the risks of climate change to the UK following the issuing of a report on Tuesday 11 July by the Committee on Climate Change. Interviewed for Bloomberg, the Priestley Centre academic said that the UK’s decision to leave the EU could make the identified risks, which include…
  The impacts of climate change are already being felt in the UK and urgent action is needed, concludes a report published today. In an independent report to Government, ‘UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report’, the Committee on Climate Change’s Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) sets out the most urgent risks and opportunities arising for the UK…