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Image by Maria Beger Coral reef ecosystems are collapsing, with live coral cover on reefs having nearly halved over the past 150 years. These small polyp-like creatures, related to jellyfish, secrete a calcium carbonate exoskeleton that forms the reef – a habitat that provides shelter and food for a rich...

We are two PhD researchers from the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds.  As active members of both the scientific community and the general public, we have experienced frustration with how inaccessible and overly-technical information relating to climate science can appear to people not working in it,...

The overwhelming majority of climate scientists agree that we are fast approaching (or have already passed, in some cases) the edge of climate change: the threshold at which the runaway effects of anthropogenic emissions will prevent any meaningful attempts to mitigate the consequences for life on Earth. It is widely...

Students out in force (Kevin J. Frost)  Chris Smith, University of Leeds Pupils in 60 countries go on strike from school on March 15, 2019, to demand urgent action from the world’s leaders on climate change. Here, a scientist answers teenagers’ questions about climate change, gathered by the Priestley International...