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    Development and planning for the sixth phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6) has been years in the making. Nature Climate Change speaks to the Chair of the CMIP Panel, Veronika Eyring, about the aims and projected outcomes of the project.

    • Graham Simpkins
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    Future Earth is a new international research initiative that aims to better prepare society for global environmental change and improve global sustainability. Nature Climate Change spoke to James Syvitski, Chair of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, one of the member organizations.

    • Bronwyn Wake
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    The policy and communications director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, Bob Ward, talks to Nature Climate Change about the need for climate scientists to actively engage with the public.

    • Monica Contestabile
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    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its fifth assessment report (AR5) on the physical science of climate change on 27th September this year. Nature Climate Change speaks to the co-chair of the working group responsible for the report, Thomas Stocker.

    • Bronwyn Wake
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    Andrew Weaver has held a prestigious Canada Research Chair, worked on four IPCC assessments and written two popular science books. This May, he was elected as the first Green Party Member of the Legislative Assembly in British Columbia. He talks to Nature Climate Change about what he hopes to achieve.

    • Nicola Jones
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    After recent events in Japan and the Indian Ocean, the world is alert to the risk posed by earthquake-generated tsunamis. A team of scientists are now seeking to understand a rarer type of tsunami caused by huge underwater landslides, and determine whether climate change might affect their frequency. Project leader Peter Talling, of the National Oceanography Centre, talks to Nature Climate Change.

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    Climate and water expert Pavel Kabat — director and CEO of the International Institute for Applied System Analysis in Austria — calls for a long-term system approach to water research, new partnerships with the developing world and a change in donor practices, to tackle water-climate issues. He talks to Nature Climate Change.

    • Monica Contestabile
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    Cynthia Rosenzweig heads the Climate Impacts Group at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. Recently she has taken on another role co-leading the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project. She explains that task to Nature Climate Change.

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    Late last year, after six years of design and testing, California's Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute conducted the first controlled biological experiment on deep-sea animals using a Free-Ocean Carbon Dioxide Enrichment experiment. Ocean chemist Peter Brewer talks to Nature Climate Change about the project.

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    Kevin Anderson, Deputy Director of the UK Tyndall Centre and an expert on greenhouse-gas emissions trajectories explains to Nature Climate Change why he believes that carbon offsetting can be worse than useless.

    • Marc Hudson
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    Kate Raworth, a senior researcher at the aid charity Oxfam, has created a doughnut-shaped concept for achieving 11 societal goals within the framework of 9 planetary boundaries. She talks to Nature Climate Change about a safe and just operating space for humanity.

    • Gaia Vince
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    University of Colorado energy-use researcher Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez, who in June 2011 became director of the Climate, Mind and Behavior Program at the Garrison Institute in New York, believes that society can cut its energy use by up to 30% through behavioural changes alone. She talks to Nature Climate Change.

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    Composer and string musician, turned award-winning environmentalist, Aubrey Meyer tells Nature Climate Change why he is campaigning for countries to adopt his 'contraction and convergence' model of global development to avoid dangerous climate change.

    • Henry Nicholls
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    In October, the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project, funded in part by climate sceptics, concluded that the Earth is warming based on the most comprehensive review of the data yet. Nature Climate Change talks to the project's director, physicist Richard Muller.

    • Zoë Corbyn
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    As Brazil debates relaxing its strong forestry laws, Nature Climate Change discusses the implications with Amazon ecologist Thomas Lovejoy, professor of environmental science at George Mason University and Biodiversity Chair at the Heinz Center in Washington DC.

    • Jeff Tollefson
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    As the first of the world's ecosystems faces extermination at our hands, coral reef ecologist Peter Sale — Assistant Director of the Institute of Water, Environment and Health at the United Nations University in Ontario, Canada, and author of Our Dying Planet (published this autumn) — talks to Nature Climate Change.

    • Gaia Vince
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    As we face perhaps the biggest challenge in our species' history, Chris Stringer — a palaeoanthropologist at London's Natural History Museum and author of The Origin Of Our Species — tells Nature Climate Change how our hominid cousins battled past climate change.

    • Gaia Vince
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    Science historian and 2011 Climate Change Communicator of the Year award-winner Naomi Oreskes talks to Nicola Jones about her latest book Merchants of Doubt (co-authored with Erik Conway), which documents how scientists obscured the truth on global warming.

    • Nicola Jones
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    On 9 May this year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a special report on the role of renewable energy in mitigating climate change. Georgie Weedon speaks to Ottmar Edenhofer, co-chair of the working group behind the report, about its key findings and implications.

    • Georgie Weedon
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    Having served as President of Ireland and as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson has now returned home with a new mission — to bring a human face to climate change.

    • Olive Heffernan