climate change

Lord’s has become the first cricket ground in the country to run on 100% renewable energy, as new figures reveal the increasing disruption to cricket caused by extreme weather patterns linked to climate change. New statistics released by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), owners of Lord’s, illustrate that extreme weather in December 2015, which has been…
A hundred UK climate scientists have signed a letter to the Prime Minister, Theresa May, urging her to press US President-Elect Donald Trump to address climate change. Prof Piers Forster, director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds, is quoted in The Guardian today (16.01.17), saying, “What concerns me is that…
Mary Shelley’s creature in her famous novel Frankenstein was better adapted to  Artic environments than human beings because the author believed the Earth would turn colder and eventually freeze. Dr David Higgins, Associate Professor in English Literature, spoke about the influence of Mary Shelley, her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley and their contemporary, Lord Byron, on Radio 4’s…
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…