It's been a huge month for all things climate.
At COP26, we followed discussions on climate change, net zero and emissions reductions targets. Back on home turf, most of Australia is bracing for a storm-heavy summer season, with flooding rains — a consequence of large scale climate processes — already starting in parts of south-eastern and eastern Australia.
That's why our theme for November is Facing the future. We're looking at the role science will play in helping build resilience to future disasters. And we're speaking to our scientists who have researched the amount of mineral stocks (cobalt, lithium and nickel) critical in powering the road to net zero.
Next month, we'll take a break from the ECOS newsletter. Get your friends to sign up to ECOS and keep an eye out on our website, where we'll continue publishing content into the new year. See you next year!
Thanks to the keen eyes of two citizen scientists and a period of high rainfall, Australia has three newly recognised species of hornworts.