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Rising ocean temperatures are putting coastal communities in danger. Image: REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Thomas Mortlock
Senior Risk Scientist, Risk Frontiers, Adjunct Fellow, Macquarie University
Nobuhito Mori
Professor, Kyoto University
Itxaso Odériz
Research assistant, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Rodolfo Silva
Professor, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
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