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Oceans are heating up at the double

6 February, 2016 – Records from a sailing ship’s round-the-world research voyage almost 150 years ago provide further evidence that the Earth is continuing to warm unchecked.


Seeds of doubt over iron boost for algae

28 January, 2016 – New research suggests that fertilising oceans with iron to increase growth of algae that absorb CO2 is not the answer to reducing global warming.

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Giant boost for south polar waters

16 January, 2016 – Massive icebergs more than 18km long are feeding vital nutrients into the Southern Ocean and helping to increase its carbon storage capacity.


Whaling history’s clues to climate future

4 January, 2016 – Citizen scientists are helping to glean sea-ice and weather data from the logs of 19th-century whaling ships to gain a better understanding of Arctic climate change.

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Brief respite for Arctic sea ice

15 December, 2015 – Scientists are now confident that natural forces will mean that the Arctic’s winter sea ice will not melt as worryingly fast as expected in the near future.

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Cold water poured on warming pause

13 December, 2015 – COP21: Pressure from climate sceptic voices may have led to credibility being given to the mistaken claim that there is scientific evidence of a global warming hiatus.


US town faces watery end from rising sea

10 December, 2015 – COP21: Despite being a strenuous doubter of the facts of climate change, the US will lose an entire town to rising sea level within the next century.

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Sharks’ plight highlights climate threats

20 November, 2015 − Species in the oceans and on land and ice are increasingly feeling the effects – largely for the worst – that climate change and ocean acidification have on their habitats.

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