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Ocean warming


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unseasonably warm weather as the morning sun rises over the historic landmarks along the promenade in Southport on Merseyside, UK. 2 January 2020. Credit: KeyWorded / Alamy Stock Photo

State of the climate: First quarter of 2020 is second warmest on record

This year is shaping up to be one of the warmest years on record – if not the warmest. This is particularly noteworthy because 2020 is likely ... Read More

State of the climate | Apr 20. 2020.

Analysis: The climate papers most featured in the media in 2019

Last year saw the rise of climate change protests, with Greta Thunberg, school strikes and Extinction Rebellion generating global news coverage. T... Read More

Features | Jan 14. 2020.
The coast of Jameson land on the edge of Scoresbysund, north east Greenland.

In-depth Q&A: The IPCC’s special report on the ocean and cryosphere

Earlier today in Monaco, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its special report on the ocean and cryosphere in a changing c... Read More

IPCC | Sep 25. 2019.
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. The n... 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 p... Read More

State of the climate | Apr 23. 2019.
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