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Dead sea fan coral, Caribbean sea. Credit: Helmut Corneli / Alamy Stock Photo. M731Y2

Restricting global warming to 1.5C would ‘halve’ risk of marine heatwaves

Marine heatwaves could become 41 times more likely across the globe by 2100 than in pre-industrial times if little is done to stop greenhouse gas... Read More

Ocean warming | Aug 15. 2018.
DN1ENH Aberystwyth Wales UK, Wednesday 18 December 2013. At the peak of the tide, gale force winds bring massive waves crashing onto the seafront at Aberystwyth on the west Wales coast. Winds are expected to increase in severity throughout the day, peaking at 50-60mph by the late afternoon. A yellow weather warning is in place for large parts of Wales today with the Met Office warning of high winds and heavy rain that could cause localised flooding. Gusts of up to 70mph are expected in exposed coastal areas. Photo Credit: keith morris/Alamy Live News

Coastal flooding in Europe ‘could cost up to €1 trillion per year’ by 2100

The economic damage from coastal flooding in Europe could reach almost €1 trillion per year by 2100 without new investment in adaptation to climate... Read More

Floods | Aug 13. 2018.
Great white shark breaching on seal decoy, False Bay, South Africa. Credit: Nature Picture Library / Alamy Stock Photo. F13YX6

Factcheck: Will climate change bring great white sharks to UK waters?

Last week, many news publications reported on “a new study” claiming that climate change could lead several shark species to move into UK waters. ... Read More

Factchecks | Jul 23. 2018.
North Atlantic Ocean. Credit: Radius Images / Alamy Stock Photo. D43M9P

Slowdown of Atlantic conveyor belt could trigger ‘two decades’ of rapid global warming

A slowdown in the Atlantic Ocean current bringing warm water up to Europe from the tropics could trigger “a period of rapid global surface... Read More

Oceans | Jul 18. 2018.
F123E4 Norway, Barents Sea, Svalbard, Sjuoyane, Seven Islands. Northeast-Svalbard Nature Reserve. (80°49'06 N 21°31'36 E) Flow ice.

‘Atlantification’ of Arctic sea tipping it towards new climate regime

Rising temperatures and declining sea ice are driving a “rapid climate shift” in the Arctic’s Barents Sea, a new study says. ... Read More

Oceans | Jun 25. 2018.
EYTY14 Air bubbles floating up through blue sea water, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador 2015.

Guest post: How global warming is causing ocean oxygen levels to fall

Prof Andreas Oschlies is head of the marine biogeochemical modelling group and speaker of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 754 at the Helmholtz... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 15. 2018.
Unusual iceberg at Rothera Research Station, Antarctic Peninsula. Credit: Andrew Shepherd, University of Leeds.

Sea level rise due to Antarctic ice melt has ‘tripled over past five years’

The rate of sea level rise resulting from the melting of the Antarctic ice sheet has tripled over the past five years, according to new research from... Read More

Sea level rise | Jun 13. 2018.
King tides flood property on Kiribati atoll. Credit: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert / Alamy Stock Photo. BGP1PD

Low-lying atolls could become 'uninhabitable' earlier than thought

Low-lying coral islands across the tropical oceans could become “uninhabitable” in the coming decades because of the combined impacts of sea level... Read More

Sea level rise | Apr 25. 2018.
A turtle swims over the bleached coral at Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef in February 2016.

Great Barrier Reef at ‘unprecedented’ risk of collapse after major bleaching event

The record-breaking marine heatwave in 2016 across the Great Barrier Reef has left much of the coral ecosystem at an “unprecedented” risk of... Read More

Marine life | Apr 18. 2018.
North Atlantic Ocean, Co. Sligo, Ireland. Credit: Theresa Scarbrough / Alamy Stock Photo. MA0RF3

Atlantic ‘conveyor belt’ has slowed by 15% since mid-20th century

The Atlantic Ocean current that brings warm water up to Europe from the tropics has weakened by 15% since the middle of the last century, new research... Read More

Oceans | Apr 11. 2018.
Sunlight through the water surface, Costa Brava, Spain. Credit: Seaphotoart / Alamy Stock Photo. JYDNWH

Marine heatwaves have become ‘34% more likely’ over past century

Marine heatwaves are now lasting longer and occuring more frequently across the world than in the early 20th century, a new study finds. ... Read More

Ocean warming | Apr 10. 2018.
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