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Aerial of mangroves at King Sound, Australia

Guest post: Mapping ‘blue-carbon wealth’ around the world

Carbon “sinks”, such as forests or the ocean, play a crucial role in absorbing atmospheric CO2 and thereby reducing the damages caused by climate... Read More

Guest posts | Jul 12. 2021.
Devastation still felt in Staten Island, 75 days after Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy caused an ‘extra $8bn’ damage due to human-caused sea level rise

More than $8bn of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 was due to the increase in sea levels caused by human-caused climate change, according... Read More

Extreme weather | May 18. 2021.
Sand bags protecting the beach from sea level rise, Belize

Limiting warming to 1.5C would ‘halve’ land-ice contribution to sea level rise by 2100

Holding global temperature rise to no more than 1.5C – rather than following current emissions pledges – could halve the sea level rise from melt... Read More

Ice | May 5. 2021.
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Guest post: Overshooting 2C risks rapid and unstoppable sea level rise from Antarctica

In 2015, governments from across the world committed to the Paris Agreement and its goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C or 2C. Yet, the emissions... Read More

Guest posts | May 5. 2021.
Sun setting over Pacific ocean

Guest post: The threat of high-probability ocean ‘tipping points’

Climate change is profoundly altering our oceans and marine ecosystems. Some of these changes are happening quickly and are potentially irreversible.... Read More

Guest posts | Feb 23. 2021.
Melting ice in Greenland - ice cave with blue water on inland ice sheet.

New climate models suggest faster melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Greenland’s vast ice sheet could melt faster than previously thought over the 21st century, according to a new study. The Greenland ice sheet is... Read More

Ice | Dec 15. 2020.
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Guest post: Investigating climate change’s ‘humidity paradox’

Water vapour is fundamental to life on Earth. As well as being a greenhouse gas, water vapour is the basis for clouds and rain. Therefore, it sustain... Read More

Guest posts | Dec 1. 2020.
The edge of the Greenland ice sheet.

Greenland to lose ice far faster this century than in the past 12,000 years

The scale of loss from the Greenland ice sheet will be higher this century than in any other over the past 12,000 years, a new study concludes. Ho... Read More

Ice | Sep 30. 2020.
Sunbeam in the ocean. Socorro, Mexico.

Guest post: The oceans are absorbing more carbon than previously thought

The oceans cover over 70% of the Earth's surface and play a crucial role in taking up CO2 from the atmosphere.  Estimates suggest that around... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 28. 2020.
Dead Vlei tree with mirage, Nambia.

Guest post: Why does land warm up faster than the oceans?

Last year, global temperatures were 0.95C warmer than the 20th century average. Human activity is responsible for around 100% of this warming. Del... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 1. 2020.
Sea wave in north part of Atlantic ocean during storm.

Scientists shed light on human causes of North Atlantic’s ‘cold blob’

As global temperatures continue to rise, there has been a stubbornly cool patch of ocean in the North Atlantic that has intrigued scientists for year... Read More

Oceans | Jun 29. 2020.
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