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Marine heatwaves put biodiversity under threat

Heatwaves do not only occur on land, but also inside the ocean. Marine heatwaves are defined as periods of prolonged anomalously high sea surface temperatures compared to the local 30-year long record. Although the occurrence of these events has been observed locally, researchers in recent years looked at this phenomenon at the global scale.

Climate Negotiations Resource

On 20 March, 25 students from five schools in the central belt of Scotland took part in a simulation of a World Climate Change conference.  The simulation was based on the Society's Climate Change Negotiations for Schools Resource. The event was organised by Keep Scotland Beautiful and supported by the Royal Meteorological Society's Sylvia Knight and Caroline Coch.   

Qikiqtaruk – climate change under our feet

July 2015, Qikiqtaruk – Herschel Island, Canadian Arctic: I am dressed in full waterproofs yet somehow still sopping wet, sampling vegetation on a coastal floodplain, shivering and wondering whether my friends were luckier with the weather back in Edinburgh (probably not). What wouldn’t you do to get some data for your PhD!