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Ocean warming
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Sunset over the Mediterranean sea. Credit: Jacopo Ventura / Alamy Stock Photo.

Analysis: Major update to ocean-heat record could shrink 1.5C carbon budget

The UK’s Met Office recently released “HadSST4”, the largest update since 2011 to its widely used sea surface temperature (SST) record. ... Read More

Ocean warming | Jun 27. 2019.
Sun rays filtering through a row of trees, Kappel, Switzerland. Credit: imageBROKER / Alamy Stock Photo. FJBXTK

State of the climate: Heat across Earth's surface and oceans mark early 2019

Global surface temperatures in 2019 are on track to be either the second or third warmest since records began in the mid-1800s, behind only 2016 and... Read More

State of the climate | Apr 23. 2019.
Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncates). Credit: Brad Leue / Alamy Stock Photo.

Bottlenose dolphin numbers declined by ‘12%’ following marine heatwave

An unprecedented spell of marine heat in Shark Bay, Australia, caused bottlenose dolphin numbers to decline for the following six years, a study... Read More

Marine life | Apr 1. 2019.
Atlantic cod swimming off Rockall, UK. Credit: Paulo Oliveira / Alamy Stock Photo. RB1DGJ

Ocean warming has caused ‘sustainable’ fish stocks to drop by 4% since 1930s

Warming of the world’s oceans has caused the total amount of fish that can be caught sustainably to fall by an average of 4% globally since the... Read More

Marine life | Feb 28. 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

State of the climate | 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.
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.
Hurricane Irma hitting Miami Beach, Florida, USA. 10 September 2017. Credit: EFE News Agency / Alamy Stock Photo. K64FPD

Record 2017 hurricane season driven by warm Atlantic Ocean, study says

Last year’s record hurricane season – which saw Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria cause devastation across North and Central America – was... Read More

Extreme weather | Sep 27. 2018.
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.
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.
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