The impacts of climate change are already being felt in the UK and urgent action is needed, concludes a report published today.

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.

Scientists have observed clear signs that the hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close.

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 launch of the Priestley International Centre for Climate saw astronaut Piers Sellers – a climate scientist and an alumnus of the University - supporting Leeds' investment.