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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…
The most extensive land-based study of the effect of drought on Amazonian rainforests to date has shown that a recent drought completely shut down the Amazon Basin’s carbon sink. Previous research has suggested that the Amazon – the most extensive tropical forest on Earth – may be gradually losing its capacity to take carbon from…
Envisaging a future under climate change tends to generate apocalyptic scenarios, which can make people feel helpless and  switch them off from taking action. Leeds researcher James McKay is aiming to change perceptions with his climate fiction, which portrays positive visions through graphic novels. Laurie Goering of Thomson Reuters interviews the Priestley Centre engineer who runs…