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Healthy eating, healthy planet?

By Joy Singarayer Roughly 37% of all land on Earth is being used for agriculture (Reference 1, Figure 1), and with population projected at 9 billion by 2050 and more people consuming a western-style meat-rich diet some studies expect food production will … Continue reading

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Has global warming taken a holiday?

By Richard Allan Observations covering the past few decades have shown a decline in the rate at which the Earth’s surface has been warming (see Figure 1). Yet recent research involving the University of Reading, the Met Office and NASA … Continue reading

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How might European storms and extreme rainfall change in the future?

By Giuseppe Zappa Predicting future changes in regional climate and extreme weather events is becoming a main goal for climate science and a topic of great societal interest. For example, a key question for the mid-latitudes countries is how extreme … Continue reading

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How important are aerosols to understanding climate change?

By Bill Collins Aerosols are fine particles or liquid droplets suspended in the air. They originate from many sources – both natural (desert dust, sea spray) and man-made (power stations, traffic). They generally act to cool the climate (a good … Continue reading

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Can we make flying more climate-friendly?

By Emma Irvine “How can we fly without damaging the environment?”  The 2014 Longitude Prize acknowledges environmentally-friendly flight as being one of the great challenges of our time. The dream of zero-carbon flight is highly ambitious and, Longitude Prize or … Continue reading

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