Posted inEnviro

Research reveals countries where record-breaking heatwaves are likely to cause most harm

April 25, 2023 – The University of Bristol-led research, published today in Nature Communications, shows that unprecedented heat extremes combined with socioeconomic vulnerability puts certain regions, such as Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea, and Central America, most in peril. Countries yet to experience the most intense heatwaves are often especially susceptible, as adaptation measures are often only […]

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Pioneering research forecasts climate change set to send costs of flooding soaring

The University of Bristol-led study, published today in Nature Climate Change, deployed advanced modelling techniques to make the colossal calculations, which forecasted average annual flood losses would increase by 26.4% from US$32 billion currently to US$40.6 billion in less than 30 years. By analysing nation-wide property asset data and detailed flood projections, the team of leading […]

Posted inSci/Tech

Resilience of vertebrate animals in rapid decline due to manmade threats, study finds

November 18, 2021 – A general assumption is that this current loss of global biodiversity is paralleled by a decrease in the resilience of ecological systems. As such, preserving resilience of ecosystems has become a major conservation objective. Now researchers at the University of Bristol have examined how species are responding to the rising environmental pressures, demonstrating […]

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Analysis of Trump’s tweets reveals systematic diversion of the media

November 11, 2020 – President Donald Trump’s controversial use of social media is widely known and theories abound about its ulterior motives. New research published today in Nature Communications claims to provide the first evidence-based analysis demonstrating the US President’s Twitter account has been routinely deployed to divert attention away from a topic potentially harmful to his […]

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