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Climate change is making autumn leaves change colour earlier – here’s why

Autumnal scenes as trees show off their red, brown and orange leaves over a river.

The up side? Prolonged autumnal colours, and more time for us to kick through the leaves! Image: REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Philip James
Professor, University of Salford
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As the rate of photosynthesis increased, leaves changed colour and fell earlier in the year. Image: Science Magazine
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