Press release

A global network of 126 researchers have produced the most systematic and comprehensive assessment of implemented human adaptation to climate change to date. Their study, published in Nature Climate Change, found that adaptation, as documented in the scientific literature, is mostly fragmented and incremental, undertaken primarily by individuals and households, rather than comprehensive and coherent efforts…
A climate change film made by a group of over 40 young people from the UK and South Africa during the pandemic is being shown at COP26 today, Monday 8 November. The Ripple Effect, which was supported by a team from the University of Leeds, showcases the lived experiences of the young people and how…
Global warming has caused extreme ice melting events in Greenland to become more frequent and more intense over the past 40 years according to new research, raising sea levels and flood risk worldwide. Over the past decade alone, 3.5 trillion tonnes of ice has melted from the surface of the island and flowed downhill into…
A glacier in West Antarctica has been formally named after the city of Glasgow to mark its hosting of the COP26 climate change conference. The Scottish city will welcome more than 100 world leaders to COP26, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties, from this weekend until Friday 12 November. The conference marks a key moment…
Researchers in the UK and Africa have teamed up to help tea producers better understand future climate risks in a bid to reduce crop damage. Kenya and Malawi produce more than half the tea Britons consume, and the crop makes up about 7% of Malawi’s GDP and 4% of Kenya’s. In recent years frosts followed…