## mathematics and climate change

We live in a world full of information and it's a statistician's job to make sense of it. In this article **Dianne Cook** explores ways of analysing data and shows how they can be applied to anything from investigating diners' tipping behaviour to understanding climate change and genetics.

A multi-disciplinary approach to complexity

A new mathematical model describes how plants can stop desertification

A model borrowed from engineering may help save coral reefs

The Arctic ice cap is melting fast and the consequences are grim.
Mathematical modelling is key to predicting how much longer the ice will be around and assessing the impact of an ice free Arctic on the rest of the planet.
*Plus* spoke to **Peter Wadhams** from the Polar Ocean Physics Group
at the University of Cambridge to get a glimpse of the group's work.

Expedition sets out to determine the North Pole's future

Explorers return with news from the Arctic