climate change

Crop yields will fall within the next decade due to climate change unless immediate action is taken to speed up the introduction of new and improved varieties, experts have warned. The research, led by the University of Leeds and published today in the journal Nature Climate Change, focusses on maize in Africa but the underlying…
Joint University of Leeds, CIAT, CGIAR and CCAFS press release: Agriculture in parts of sub-Saharan Africa must undergo significant transformation if it is to continue to produce key food crops, according to a new study published today in Nature Climate Change. The study shows that maize, beans and bananas are most at risk from climate…
Huge landslides became a major threat in the North of England during the record rainfall of December and the incidence of them will increase as the climate alters, a senior academic from the University of Leeds has told regional BBC news programmes. Dr Bill Murphy, a senior lecturer in Engineering Geology, was interviewed by meteorologist…