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The Guardian’s environment editor Damien Carringtondecided to survey the world’s top climate scientists, but had no idea how many of them would want to participate.

“I was surprised by the number of responses I received,” he says. hannah moore.

With the help of Julian Ganz, the Guardian’s research manager, they approached every available first author or review editor of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Reports from 2018 onwards. Of the 843 scientists contacted, 380 responded.

“We asked a few simple questions, and at the end there was also a field that said, ‘Do you have any further comments?’ And lo and behold, they really did,” Carrington says.

Reading the responses, he said he felt “an overwhelming sense of frustration, hopelessness and unhappiness at having been ignored for so many years, and the difficulty of living with this information.”

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