International climate scientists join call to halt Leeds Bradford airport expansion

International climate scientists join call to halt Leeds Bradford airport expansion

Academics write to Robert Jenrick predicting dire consequences for climate crisis if plans go ahead

Leading international climate scientists are among more than 200 academics who have written to the government calling on it to halt what they say would be an ecologically destructive expansion of Leeds Bradford airport.

Almost 250 professors, academics and researchers from Leeds University, including two of the lead authors of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, have written to Robert Jenrick, the minister for housing, communities and local government, predicting dire consequences for the climate crisis if the plans go ahead.

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