Tipping points, landscape ecology and climate change

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21 Sep: What are the chances that the science informing how the world thinks about global tipping-points comes out of Africa?

A study reported by the BBC earlier this year found that of the 100 most cited climate research papers over the past five years, fewer than 1% of the authors were based in Africa, and of the total 1 300 scientists involved, 90% were affiliated with academic institutions from North America, Europe or Australia.