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    The floating ice shelves around Antarctica are vulnerable to warming of the atmosphere as well as the ocean. Because they already float on the ocean, sea level is not directly affected if they are lost. Nevertheless, sea level can rise when they no longer hold back land-based ice on its journey to the ocean, and the ocean circulation is altered when large amounts of hitherto frozen freshwater melt. In this Collection we present articles that explore the mechanisms that determine where and when the Antarctic ice shelves may disintegrate.

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    Shifts in the timing of tree life events, including springtime emergence of leaves and blossoms, and the colouring and loss of leaves in autumn, are some of the most directly visible impacts of climate change.

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    Access to water is crucial for human survival, and also plays a role in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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    This November, world leaders will meet in Glasgow, UK for the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to discuss action on the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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    The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi for their advances in complex physical systems. In

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    International agreements like the Montreal Protocol and the Kigali Amendment have been largely successful in reducing the emissions of ozone depleting substances.

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    Forests can take up and store large amounts of carbon, which has made them a popular potential solution to help slow climate change.

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    To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Nature Climate Change, we invited experts to highlight exciting developments of the past decade, and talk to our past and present editors about some of the remarkable papers published in the journal.

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    Research in the economic sciences lies at the heart of addressing global societal challenges and achieving progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Nature Research journals welcome the submission of research across the spectrum of economic sciences and allied disciplines. This Collection highlights economics research from a range of Nature Research journals that feature economics as a priority area in their scope.

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    Network science is now a mature research field, whose growth was catalysed by the introduction of the ‘small world’ network model in 1998.

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    The Arctic is warming much faster than the rest of the planet, a phenomenon called Arctic amplification.

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