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Technology is not the silver bullet for mitigating and solving the many global environmental issues the world is facing, scientists warn. An international team of researchers, including Professor Julia Steinberger from Leeds, has reviewed existing academic discussions on the link between wealth, economy and associated impacts. The review puts forward a clear conclusion: technology will…
Academics from the Priestley International Centre for Climate are partnering with MPs to put together an essay collection addressing climate change and meeting the UK’s target of net-zero emissions by 2050. Organised through Policy Connect’s sustainability team, the collection will focus on how to deliver climate policy within energy, construction, industry, transport, consumption, and land…
The ongoing coronavirus crisis has serious implications for the economy and the environment. The period following will be decisive for tackling the ongoing climate and environmental crises. A recent systematic review conducted by University of Leeds and five other international universities, offers important propositions for post-coronavirus economy packages. In two articles, published in the journal…
Tropical forests face an uncertain future under climate change, but new research published in Science suggests they can continue to store large amounts of carbon in a warmer world, if countries limit greenhouse gas emissions. The world’s tropical forests store a quarter-century worth of fossil fuel emissions in their trees alone. There are fears that global…
Weather forecasters in Africa are getting access to satellite data that will allow them to track the path and severity of developing storms – and reduce the death toll from extreme weather events. An initiative called African SWIFT has enabled meteorologists to make accurate, hour-by-hour forecasts as severe weather approaches, a technique known as ‘nowcasting’ –…