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The oceans cover over 70% of the Earth’s surface and play a crucial role in taking up CO2 from the atmosphere.  Estimates suggest that around...

Guest post: Why does land warm up faster than the oceans?

Last year, global temperatures were 0.95C warmer than the 20th century average. Human activity is responsible for around 100% of this warming. Delving a little...

Scientists shed light on human causes of North Atlantic’s ‘cold blob’

As global temperatures continue to rise, there has been a stubbornly cool patch of ocean in the North Atlantic that has intrigued scientists for...

State of the climate: First quarter of 2020 is second warmest on record

This year is shaping up to be one of the warmest years on record – if not the warmest. This is particularly noteworthy because 2020...

Deep emissions cuts this decade could prevent ‘abrupt ecological collapse’

Swift global action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could prevent the “abrupt” collapse of ecosystems, which may otherwise begin within the next few decades,...

Guest post: Could the Atlantic Overturning Circulation ‘shut down’?

Generally, we think of climate change as a gradual process: the more greenhouse gases that humans emit, the more the climate will change. But...

Explainer: Nine ‘tipping points’ that could be triggered by climate change

The persistent march of a warming climate is seen across a multitude of continuous, incremental changes. CO2 levels in the atmosphere. Ocean heat content....

Explainer: How ‘Atlantification’ is making the Arctic Ocean saltier and warmer

In the seas above Scandinavia, there is a point where the Arctic Ocean collides with the warmer, saltier waters of the Atlantic. This Arctic region...

Analysis: The climate papers most featured in the media in 2019

Last year saw the rise of climate change protests, with Greta Thunberg, school strikes and Extinction Rebellion generating global news coverage. The impacts of climate...

Existing Paris climate pledges commit sea level rise to ‘one metre by 2300’

Global greenhouse gas emissions up to 2030 could be enough to raise sea levels by more than one metre by 2300, a new study...

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