From oceans to pollination to our continued struggle against our carbon addicted societies, have you ever wondered what drives the appearance of these headlines in our news feeds?

The International Council for Science published an influential article answering this key question. They interviewed IPBES Chair Bob Watson, Bob Scholes (co-Chair of the IPBES assessment on Land Degradation), and Martin Kowarsch, head of the working group Scientific Assessments, Ethics, and Public Policy (SEP) at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change.