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Greenland ice sheet. Credit: elementix / Alamy Stock Photo.

Guest post: How ancient ice-age valleys could hold the key to global ice-sheet loss

Advances in satellite technology over recent decades have allowed scientists to chart the melting of the Earth’s ice sheets in remarkable detail. ... Read More

Guest posts | Oct 5. 2022.
Shoal of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua), and a few Pollocks (Pollachius virens)

Guest post: Why ocean depth is key for how warming will affect marine life

The world’s oceans are home to more than 240,000 known species, each with specific conditions in which they need to thrive. However, human-cause... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 30. 2022.
Three doves flying over the North Atlantic. Credit: Westend61 GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo.

Guest post: Clam shells show how North Atlantic ‘tipped’ into Little Ice Age

Global warming is already showing profound and visible impacts around the world. However, some changes may be unnoticed until they occur abruptly and... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 6. 2022.
Grey reef shark (carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) school at the surface off the island of Yap, Micronesia. Credit: David Fleetham / Alamy Stock Photo.

Guest post: How meeting the 2C goal cuts the climate risks for 25,000 marine species

Climate change is rewiring marine ecosystems at an alarming rate. Warming waters are causing the distribution of marine life to shift, with species s... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 22. 2022.
Orange sunset at the beach, USA

Marine heatwaves can be predicted ‘up to a year ahead’

Marine heatwaves – periods of exceptionally warm ocean temperature lasting from weeks to years – can be accurately predicted up to one year ahead... Read More

Ocean warming | May 3. 2022.
Sabratha, Libya. Credit: Liquid Light / Alamy Stock Photo. AYWF1W

Mapped: African world heritage sites threatened by sea level rise ‘to triple by 2050’

Three times as many sites of sacred value, scientific wonder and natural splendour across Africa could face risks from human-caused climate change by... Read More

Sea level rise | Feb 10. 2022.
Coral bleaching in the Maldives, 2016_Ocean Agency_Ocean Image Bank

Last refuges for coral reefs to disappear above 1.5C of global warming, study finds

Last refuges for the world’s ailing coral reefs could vanish completely if global warming exceeds 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, a study finds. ... Read More

Ocean warming | Feb 1. 2022.
Afternoon clouds with sun rays over the Pacific ocean in Honolulu, Hawaii

Guest post: Why oceans could face more extremes like the Pacific 'Blob'

The devastating impact of extreme weather is etched into our collective memory. In 2021 alone, the world saw record-shattering heat in western North ... Read More

Guest posts | Jan 24. 2022.
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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