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Nature Outlook: Climate change 

Faced with a warming planet, scientists tired of inaction are seeking technical and political solutions to a truly global problem. This Outlook discusses the wide array of marine life that is threatened by acidifying oceans, and how species are struggling to adapt. It also takes a look at the latest approaches to carbon capture, storage and use and at how some scientists are swapping research for politics to spur climate action.

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The increasing acidity of our seas is a threat to marine life that for many species may be impossible to overcome.

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In the scientific community, the big question is not whether action on climate change is required, but what form it should take — and the part that scientists should play. Three Nobel laureates and three early-career researchers gave their thoughts to Nature on the current state of climate action worldwide and the place of science in society.

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Carbon capture and storage will be crucial for mitigating climate change and rebuilding the world's energy infrastructure.

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