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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.
Stones and seaweed underwater, Europe

Rate of ocean warming quadrupled since late 20th century, study reveals

The buildup of heat-trapping greenhouse gases is warming the upper ocean four times faster than during the period 1960-1990, according to new... Read More

Ocean warming | Mar 10. 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.
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.

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.

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.
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.
Inside Battersea power station

Scientists clarify starting point for human-caused climate change

Greenhouse gases began warming the world's oceans in the early 1800s, decades earlier than previously thought, according to a new study. ... Read More

Global temperature | Aug 24. 2016.
Scuba diver scrutinizes a bleached wart coral that is a consequence of global warming

Rising seas could ease coral bleaching but will be ‘too little too late’

Coral reefs could receive an unforeseen benefit from global sea level rise, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Marine life | Aug 17. 2016.
Triathlon training - athlete swimming

Warming Atlantic Ocean leads to rise in marine bacteria

Rising sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic are likely to be behind a recent surge in cases of diarrhoeal diseases from marine bacteria in... Read More

Public health | Aug 8. 2016.
Lijiang Sunrise in Guilin China.

Scientists confirm multiple climate records broken in 2015

Last year saw records in the Earth’s climate system continue to tumble, says the latest State of the Climate report from the US National Oceanic and... Read More

Temperature | Aug 2. 2016.
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