ocean acidification

the health of ocean ecosystems is an important weapon in the fight against climate change

How can the biodiversity and climate crises be tackled together

A series of major meetings are pushing the governments of the world to address both crises as one. Experts hope they could lead to a major shift in the way we think about tackling climate change.

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House Hearing Stresses Climate Change’s Links to Ocean Health

Backed by new Democratic congressional leadership determined to focus on science, experts call for swift action to avoid or limit irreparable environmental harm — “You can’t have a serious conversation about the health of our oceans and coastal communities without acknowledging the growing impacts of climate change,” Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) said at the outset …

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Rising temperatures to make oceans bluer and greener

Scientists say effects of global warming on ‘phytoplankton’ will intensify the colours — The blues and greens of the ocean will become even bluer and greener by the end of the century as a result of global warming, scientists have found. Researchers say the colour changes are down to the effect of climate change on …

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Cod stocks on course to crash if ocean warming continues

Barents Sea is key source of UK cod imports and could see temperature rises of over 6°C — Fish fingers and cod and chips are under a far greater threat from carbon emissions than previously thought, according to a recent study that has grave implications for food security. The North Atlantic cod stock in the …

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Coral Microbiomes Offer Clues for Resilience and Conservation

Some coral species might be better equipped to adapt to a warmer, more acidic ocean. Finding out which ones, and why, could be the key to saving reefs around the world — The prognosis for coral reefs has continued to spiral downward over the past year. A report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate …

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Warming oceans likely to raise sea levels 30cm by end of century – study

Seawater temperature is rising faster than predicted, which is likely to worsen extreme weather events around the world — The world’s oceans are warming at a faster rate than previously estimated, new research has found, raising fresh concerns over the rapid progress of climate change. Warming oceans take up more space, a process known as …

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Australia experiencing more heat, longer fire seasons and rising oceans

State of the climate report points to a long-term increase in the frequency of extreme heat events, fire weather and drought — Australia is experiencing more extreme heat, longer fire seasons, rising oceans and more marine heatwaves consistent with a changing climate, according to the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO’s state of the climate report. …

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