How to talk to people about climate change

New research may offer some insight, examining biases towards climate information and offering tools to overcome these and communicate climate change more effectively.

Changes in ocean chemistry show how sea level affects global carbon cycle

A new analysis of strontium isotopes in marine sediments has enabled scientists to reconstruct fluctuations in ocean chemistry related to changing climate conditions over...

Weed invaders are getting faster

Biologists are studying weeds to better understand (among other things) how they might respond to climate change. Research shows that most invasive plants are...

Sea level rise up to four times global average for coastal communities

New research shows that coastal populations are experiencing relative sea-level rise up to four times faster than the global average. The study is the...

Gender assumptions harm progress on climate adaption and resilience

Outdated assumptions around gender continue to hinder effective and fair policy making and action for climate mitigation and adaptation: women are innately caring and...

High end of climate sensitivity in new climate models seen as less plausible

Researchers found that the latest generation of high-sensitivity climate models do not provide a plausible scenario of Earth's future climate. These models project that...

Some open ocean waters teeming with an abundance of life

Since Charles Darwin's day, the abundance of life on coral reefs has been puzzling, given that most oceanic surface waters in the tropics are...

Sea ice kept oxygen from reaching deep ocean during last ice age

Extensive sea ice covered the world's oceans during the last ice age, which prevented oxygen from penetrating into the deep ocean waters, complicating the...

Nuclear war could trigger big El Niño and decrease seafood

A nuclear war could trigger an unprecedented El Niño-like warming episode in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, slashing algal populations by 40 percent and likely...

Nuclear war could trigger big El Niño and decrease seafood

A nuclear war could trigger an unprecedented El Niño-like warming episode in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, slashing algal populations by 40 percent and likely...

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