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E4A6TD Transiting the Lemaire Channel in heavy first year sea ice, Antarctica, Polar Regions

Natural ocean fluctuations could help explain Antarctic sea ice changes

Since satellite records of sea ice began in the 1970s, the world’s poles have shown a contrasting picture. While Arctic sea ice levels have fallen... Read More

Sea ice | Dec 3. 2018.
Prof Terry Hughes.

The Carbon Brief Interview: Prof Terry Hughes

Prof Terry Hughes is the director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University in... Read More

Interviews | Nov 22. 2018.
Sea ice and an iceberg in McMurdo Sound.

Melting Antarctic ice could slow global temperature rise, study says

Cold meltwater running off Antarctica’s ice sheets and into the ocean could dampen the pace of global temperature rise, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Antarctic | Nov 19. 2018.
FK9T15 Dead fish Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Image shot 03/2013. Exact date unknown.

Rising CO2 levels in the ocean could benefit toxic algae, study says

Rising levels of CO2 in the ocean could spark blooms of toxic algae capable of causing harm to marine life and human health, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Ocean acidification | Nov 19. 2018.

Solar geoengineering may not halt ocean warming, study says

Spraying aerosols high in the stratosphere could dampen global warming over land, but may not prevent the oceans from heating up, new research says. ... Read More

Geoengineering | Oct 29. 2018.
FEMFKX Brighton, UK. 8th February, 2016. UK Weather: Huge waves break over Brighton seafront at high tide by the pier as Storm Imogen batters the south coast today with the weather forecast predicting wind speeds of up to 90 mph causing widespread flooding and damage Credit: Simon Dack/Alamy Live News

CCC: England’s coastal defences need ‘urgent’ rethink to cope with climate change

New policies are “urgently” needed to protect homes and landscapes from coastal flooding and erosion in the long term, the Committee on Climate... Read More

UK policy | Oct 26. 2018.
Al-Mina archaeological site, Tyre, south Lebanon. Credit: Paul Doyle / Alamy Stock Photo. C4E389

Mapped: The Mediterranean world heritage sites at risk from sea level rise

On the eastern coast of Gibraltar, steep cliffs conceal a network of caves containing artwork and engravings that were created by Neanderthals more... Read More

Sea level rise | Oct 16. 2018.
48th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Incheon, South Korea, 05/10/2018.

Analyse: les scientifiques discutent les conclusions clés du rapport 1,5°C du GIEC

Le Groupe d'experts intergouvernemental sur l'évolution du climat (GIEC) a publié cette semaine un rapport spécial sur un « réchauffement... Read More

Translations | Oct 12. 2018.
48th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Incheon, South Korea, 05/10/2018.

In-depth: Scientists discuss key findings of the IPCC’s special report on 1.5C

Earlier this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a special report on 1.5C. ... Read More

IPCC | Oct 10. 2018.

Guest post: 13 ‘ocean-based solutions’ for tackling climate change

Dr Phillip Williamson is an honorary reader at the University of East Anglia and science coordinator of the UK Greenhouse Gas Removal from the... Read More

Guest posts | Oct 4. 2018.

Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2018 is sixth lowest on record

Arctic sea ice has reached its summer minimum extent for the year, clocking in at 4.59m square kilometres (sq km), which puts it joint sixth lowest in... Read More

Sea ice | Sep 27. 2018.
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