Carbon cuts will not prevent sea level rise

16 January, 2017 – Short-lived greenhouse gases will continue to affect the oceans for centuries however much the world achieves by carbon cuts.

Coral bleaching could spark annual reef havoc

14 January, 2017 – Before 2100, almost every reef in the world will suffer severe coral bleaching annually unless fossil fuel consumption is sharply reduced.

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Antarctic past points to sea level threat

9 January, 2017 – Evidence of Antarctic ice sheet melting and sea level rise almost 15,000 years ago raises alarm over current climate change dangers.

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Ocean current sends out chilling warning

8 January, 2017 – New research forecasts much colder weather in northern Europe if rising CO2 emissions continue to impact on the Atlantic ocean current.

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Whales assist in-depth ocean research

3 January, 2017 – Smart tags attached to whales are providing valuable data from the ocean depths on crucial impacts related to climate change.

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Paris warming limit will increase fish catches

30 December, 2016 – Scientists calculate that global fish catches could rise by millions of tonnes a year if nations stick to the Paris Agreement on global warming.

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Mollusc produces pearl of climate wisdom

27 December, 2016 – Historic evidence of temperature change is revealed by mother-of-pearl layers in the shells of mollusc species that inhabit the ocean shallows.

Growing tornado impact puzzles scientists

19 December, 2016 – The US seems to be experiencing more and worse tornado outbreaks – groups of twisters in quick succession. But climate change may not be the culprit.

East Antarctic icesheet unsettles science

17 December, 2016 – Scientists now believe that the East Antarctic ice sheet could become unstable, a discovery with potentially serious global implications.

Methane’s rapid spurt risks climate curbs plan

12 December, 2016 – A recent rapid rise in methane could damage global attempts to slow climate change through cuts in carbon dioxide emissions.

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Northeastern US faces fiercer hurricanes

7 December, 2016 – Stronger, more frequent storms will pummel the northern Atlantic coast of the US as human consumption of fossil fuels causes hurricanes to change course.