As a contribution to the Climate Conference, scientists at University of Edinburgh have produced a short film explaining how cold-water corals are particularly vulnerable to the rapid acidification of the oceans caused by carbon dioxide emissions – a largely hidden impact of fossil fuel use.

Narrated by COP26 People’s Advocate, Sir David Attenborough, and featuring research from the iAtlantic, one of the All-Atlantic Projects, and One Ocean Hub projects, this film also highlights the central role of the ocean when considering climate change impacts and mitigation.

Scotland is currently hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, also known as COP26. During the opening ceremony, Sir David Attenborough addressed world leaders and proclaimed “We must recapture billions of tons of carbon from the air. We must fix our sights on keeping one and a half degrees within reach.”

Find more info here and enjoy the film!