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A boat transports people towards a glacier in Antarctica. Credit: Robert German / Alamy Stock Photo. M9B4XN

Studies shed new light on Antarctica’s future contribution to sea level rise

A widely reported study in 2016 that suggested Antarctica could add more than a metre to sea levels by 2100 was likely an “overestimate”, new... Read More

Sea level rise | Feb 6. 2019.
The deployment of the first OSNAP science mooring, named 'IC0', which measured water column properties on the western flank of the Reykjanes Ridge as part of the OSNAP array. July 2014. Credit: Credit: Heather Furey, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Major study uncovers ‘sea change’ in world’s understanding of Atlantic conveyor belt

An international research programme has uncovered data that could transform scientists’ understanding of the Atlantic Ocean current – a... Read More

Oceans | Jan 31. 2019.

State of the climate: How the world warmed in 2018

The climate data for 2018 is now mostly in, though the ongoing shutdown of the US government has caused some datasets to be delayed. ... Read More

Global temperature | Jan 17. 2019.
Bradley Beach, US.

Guest post: Observations and models agree that the oceans are warming faster

Dr Lijing Cheng is an associate professor at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics in China; Prof John Abraham is a professor in the School of... Read More

Guest posts | Jan 10. 2019.

Analysis: The climate papers most featured in the media in 2018

In a year dominated by events such as Brexit, royal weddings, the Salisbury poisonings, US Supreme Court nominations and the World Cup, there was... Read More

Features | Jan 8. 2019.
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.
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