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Cadence meets climate change! Leading Edinburgh scientists have been challenged to create new performances in collaboration with Loud Poets. The result? A display of rhyme and reason, mashing up science and spoken word in an interdisciplinary exploration of our warming world.

In December 2015, a team of scientists from Exeter University, the National Oceanographic Centre (NOC) and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), set off on a marine expedition on-board RRS Discovery as part of a programme of research studying the role of the North Atlantic Ocean in controlling greenhouse gas concentrations.

From 18th to 21st February members of the GAUGE and GREENHOUSE projects took part in a public outreach activity at Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. Under the title Mission: Climate Science, researchers from the University of Edinburgh and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) Edinburgh used a variety of interactive displays to engage with children of nursery, primary and secondary school age as well as adults of all ages on the topic of greenhouse gas (GHG) research.

How do we investigate the the amount and variability of sources and sinks of greenhouse gases from the North Atlantic? A new video introduces the project Radiatively Active Gases from the North Atlantic Region and Climate Change (RAGNARoCC), what it hopes to achieve with the gained data and how it will help increase our knowledge and understanding of climate change.

The "Mission: Climate Science" was an event held at the Royal Botanic Garden on the weekend of 24 and 25 October. It involved climate scientists engaging with the general public through drop-in activities, exhibits and interactive performances based on the "Greenhouse Gases Emissions and Feedback Programme", the "Methane in the Arctic - Measurements and Modelling (MAMM)" project, and the "Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM)", all of which are funded by NERC.