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Climate change is widely recognised as the most serious environmental threat facing our planet today. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently published its Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) which concludes that warming of the earth’s climate is now indisputable, and that it is very likely that this is due to emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from human activities, particularly from the last half of the 20th century onwards.

Recognising the complexity of the problems to be tackled, climate change research at Macaulay Land Use Research Institute is organised into an interdisciplinary and cross-cutting Theme, drawing on expertise from the five Science Groups, Ecology, Soils, Catchment Management, Socio-economics and Integrated Land Use Systems.