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Trillions of dollars in assets have joined forces to steer the global economy towards net-zero carbon emissions. Our Science Director, Roger Highfield, talks about the power of big finance to curb climate change with Adam Matthews, Chair of the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI), which tracks corporate decarbonisation.

Launch of the SpaceX rocket for Axiom Mission 1. Credit: SpaceX

The splashdown of a space tourism mission yesterday marks the end of a new experiment to help astronauts grow their own food. Roger Highfield, Science Director, discusses how growing meat in microgravity could pave the way for a more efficient alternative to farming back on Earth. 

Permafrost peatlands in Europe and Western Siberia are closer to a climatic tipping point than previous believed. Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to a University of Leeds team about the risk of permafrost peatland thaw, which could accelerate future climate change.

The Amazon, the world’s biggest tropical rainforest, shows signs of distress. Roger Highfield, Science Director, reports on new data that show how this remarkable ecosystem could turn into a savannah.

Gallery View of "Our Future Planet" a new exhibition.

The climate pledges of 25 of the world’s largest companies fall short of their net zero and carbon neutral claims, according to a new study. Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to Sybrig Smit, climate policy analyst.

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