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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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Rising CO2 levels in the ocean could benefit toxic algae, study says

Rising levels of CO2 in the ocean could spark blooms of toxic algae capable of causing harm to marine life and human health, a new study suggests — Experimental evidence collected by researchers in the Canary Islands finds that one species of toxic algae, Vicicitus globosus, can become dominant in marine ecosystems that have experienced …

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if global warming reaches 2C, more than 99% of coral reefs are projected to decline

Great Barrier Reef faces dire threat with 2°C global warming, UN report says

Distinct difference in amount of coral that would remain under two climate change scenarios — Limiting global warming to 1.5°C rather than 2°C would likely be the difference between the survival of some Great Barrier Reef coral and its complete decline, according to the latest United Nations assessment of climate change science. The Intergovernmental Panel …

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Guest post: 13 ‘ocean-based solutions’ for tackling climate change

Dr Phillip Williamson is an honorary reader at the University of East Anglia and science coordinator of the UK Greenhouse Gas Removal from the Atmosphere research programme, which is coordinated by the government-funded National Environment Research Council (NERC) — There will be at least one inescapable conclusion in the upcoming publication of the Intergovernmental Panel …

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Coral reefs ‘will be overwhelmed by rising oceans’

Study finds fragile marine ecosystems cannot grow fast enough to keep pace with sea levels — Scientists have uncovered a new threat to the world’s endangered coral reefs. They have found that most are incapable of growing quickly enough to compensate for rising sea levels triggered by global warming. The study suggests that reefs – …

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