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Cricket, cabbages and climate change: how extreme weather is affecting daily life

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From rationed lettuces to devastated cricket grounds, the impacts of extreme weather linked to climate change are becoming ever more apparent in the UK, as illustrated by¬† the Climate Coalition’s ¬†recently published Weather Warning report – and the shortage of Spanish courgettes in British supermarkets this week. The Priestley International Centre for Climate provided the...

Crop breeding is not keeping pace with climate change

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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...