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Ocean acidification

D523M9 plumose anemones and velvet swimmer crab. Image shot 2005. Exact date unknown.

Acidification could leave oceans ‘uninhabitable’ for cold-water corals

The world’s oceans could become “uninhabitable” for cold-water corals by the end of the century as a result of ocean acidification, research... Read More

Ocean acidification | Feb 12. 2018.
F560N5 scientific diver taking notes during coral bleaching event at Alcatrazes island, Sao Paulo state shore, Brazil.

Severe coral reef bleaching now ‘five times more frequent’ than 40 years ago

Mass coral reef bleaching events have become five times more common worldwide over the past 40 years, new research finds, with climate change playing... Read More

Marine life | Jan 4. 2018.
Dr Bill Hare

The Carbon Brief Interview: Dr Bill Hare

Dr Bill Hare is the co-founder and CEO of Climate Analytics, an international non-profit climate science and policy institute based in Germany. He is... Read More

Interviews | Dec 1. 2017.
coral reef at the Palmerston Atoll

Rapid CO2 cuts could allow some cool-water corals to adapt to global warming

Some of the world’s most diverse coral reefs are found in cooler parts of the tropics. These corals may be able to adapt to rising temperatures if... Read More

Marine life | Nov 1. 2017.
Eocene landscape (56 to 34 million years ago)

Hyperthermals: What can they tell us about modern global warming?

Around 50m years ago, Earth was struck by a series of short-term phases of rapid global warming, known collectively as “hyperthermals”. ... Read More

Climate sensitivity | Oct 9. 2017.

Limiting warming to 1.5C has clear benefits for Australia, study says

Global temperature rise of 2C could see Australia hit by heat extremes similar to the “angry summer” of 2012-13 in almost four out of every five... Read More

Extreme weather | May 15. 2017.
Bleached and flourescing corals on the northern Great Barrier Reef, April 2016

Coral reef survival hinges on ‘urgent and rapid’ emissions cuts

The future of the Great Barrier Reef – and other reefs around the world – will ultimately depend on how successfully we can limit ocean warming. ... Read More

Marine life | Mar 15. 2017.

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.
Clouds over the Atlantic Ocean

Guest Post: What does the Paris Agreement mean for the oceans?

Prof Jean-Pierre Gattuso is a research professor at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Sorbonne University and the Institute for... Read More

Guest posts | May 16. 2016.
Clown Anemonefish, Australia

Ocean acidification: Decline of Great Barrier Reef likely to be worse than feared

Parts of the Great Barrier Reef are more vulnerable to ocean acidification than previously thought, according to new research published today in the... Read More

Ocean acidification | Feb 23. 2016.
Man showing lobster, Portland, Maine, USA

US seafood species highly vulnerable to climate change, study says

The celebrated seafood of the northeast US, such Maine lobster and New England clams, is under threat from warming temperatures and ocean... Read More

Marine life | Feb 3. 2016.
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