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Large shoal of fish silhouetted underwater

Marine ‘hotspots’ under dual threat from climate change and fishing

The parts of the world’s oceans with the most varied mix of species are seeing the biggest impacts from a warming climate and commercial fishing, a... Read More

Marine life | Feb 22. 2017.
Holley Kelly helps retrieve the CTD/Rosette ensemble from the Bering Strait, east of the Diomede Islands, June 2011

Guest post: Why NOAA updates its sea surface temperature record

This is a guest article by Prof Peter Thorne, professor of physical geography at Maynooth University in Ireland, and centre director of the Irish... Read More

Guest posts | Feb 10. 2017.
African penguins on the sandy beach. African penguin ( Spheniscus demersus) also known as the jackass penguin and black-footed penguin. Boulders colony. Cape Town. South Africa

Climate change and fishing lay ‘ecological trap’ for African penguins

Climate change and commercial fishing are luring endangered African penguins into an “ecological trap” that threatens their survival, a new study... Read More

Marine life | Feb 9. 2017.
Unicorn fish swims under a cloudy breaking wave in a tropical ocean

Scientists solve ocean 'carbon sink' puzzle

The oceans are a hugely important “carbon sink”, helping absorb CO2 emissions from human activities. Without them, CO2 would accumulate more... Read More

Oceans | Feb 8. 2017.
Senior on newspaper stand
Photo: Getty Images

Guest post: Press complaints process is 'exercise in futility' for scientists

This is a comment article authored by two scientists who have made complaints to regulators about coverage of climate science in the media. The first... Read More

Guest posts | Jan 6. 2017.
Ocean Buoy Photo: Getty Images

Ocean data upgrade confirms pace of recent warming

Every day, thousands of measurements of the Earth’s temperature are taken across the world by weather stations, ships, satellites, floating buoys... Read More

Global temperature | Jan 4. 2017.
Credit: Manuel Gutjahr

Arctic summer sea ice to disappear with 2C warming, study says

A new study, published in Science, pinpoints the direct relationship between carbon emissions and the amount of Arctic sea ice melt they cause as the... Read More

Sea ice | Nov 3. 2016.
Shanghai's skyline in a sea of clouds

Clouds dampened warming since 1980s, study shows

A new study helps unravel one of the biggest uncertainties for scientists making climate change projections - how clouds will be affected as the... Read More

Climate sensitivity | Oct 31. 2016.
Vietnamese village on the Mekong

Shifting tropical cyclones increases threat to sinking Mekong delta

With their furious winds, torrential rains and deadly storm surges, tropical cyclones are usually known for their destructive power. ... Read More

Storms | Oct 19. 2016.
Flooding in Brooklyn, NY

Hurricane Sandy-sized floods up to 17 times more likely by 2100

As the remnants of Hurricane Matthew recede into the Atlantic Ocean, the warnings and evacuations in the Caribbean and US east coast are giving way to... Read More

Storms | Oct 10. 2016.
Keble college Oxford

Highlights: Day one at the 1.5C conference on climate change in Oxford

More than 200 climate science and policy researchers, economists and social scientists have descended this week on Keble College in Oxford for a... Read More

Global temperature | Sep 21. 2016.
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