Current and future climate change poses a substantial threat to the African continent. Young scientists are needed to advance Earth systems science on the continent, but they face significant challenges.

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  1. International Center for Climate and Environment Sciences, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

    • Victor Nnamdi Dike
  2. Energy, Climate and Environment Science Group, Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo, Umuagwo-Ohaji, Imo State, Nigeria

    • Victor Nnamdi Dike
  3. Ghana Meteorological Agency, Legon, Accra, Ghana

    • Martin Addi
  4. Department of Meteorology, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

    • Hezron Awiti Andang’o
  5. Seychelles Meteorological Authority, Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles

    • Hezron Awiti Andang’o
  6. University of Carthage, Polytechnic School of Tunisia, La Marsa, Tunisia

    • Bahar Faten Attig
  7. National Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology, Laboratory of Materials, Measurements, and Applications, Tunis, Tunisia

    • Bahar Faten Attig
  8. Department of Oceanography, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

    • Rondrotiana Barimalala
    • , Marcel Du Plessis
    •  & Precious N. Mongwe
  9. Agence Nationale de la Météorologie du Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

    • Ulrich Jacques Diasso
  10. Southern Ocean Carbon-Climate Observatory, CSIR, Cape Town, South Africa

    • Marcel Du Plessis
    •  & Precious N. Mongwe
  11. Faculty of Sciences of Nature and Life and Earth Sciences, University of Bouira, Bouira, Algeria

    • Salim Lamine
  12. Climate System Analysis Group, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

    • Modathir Zaroug
  13. African Climate and Development Initiative, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

    • Modathir Zaroug
  14. Global Change and Sustainability Institute, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

    • Valentine Khasenye Ochanda
  15. Department of Environment, Technical University of Mombasa, Mombasa, Kenya

    • Valentine Khasenye Ochanda

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