Edinburgh International Science Festival

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Glaciers lock up 10% of the world's freshwater. These great bodies of ice play an important part in the Earth's development, carving landscapes, influencing climate and affecting global sea level.

We all rely on the seas for their abundant food, mineral and energy resources and yet more than 90% of the deep oceans remain totally unexplored.

One of the events around climate change at the Edinburgh Science Festival (6-21 April) takes as its starting point the rallying cry "12 Years to Save the Planet".

Malthus was right. There is not enough planet to sustain the growing human population, particularly given our species' profligate use of land and resources.

The oceans offer the potential for huge amounts of clean energy and Scotland and the UK are poised to be a world leader in the field.

A panel of experts will discuss ways in which the world might wean itself off fossil fuels in time to avert catastrophic climate change. Recommended age 14+.

Hosted at Edinburgh Centre For Carbon Innovation's low carbon hub hosts, the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas series here offers "Provocations for a Sustainable Future" - inviting some of the UK’s brightest

The Edinburgh Medal is a prestigious award given each year to men and women of science and technology who are judged to have made a significant contribution to the understanding and wellbeing of human

A free, outdoor photographic exhibition showing humankind's impact on our planet opened today outside the Scottish Parliament building.

There’s a wild adventure waiting for you at Holyrood Park!