Guest post: The threat of high-probability ocean ‘tipping points’

Climate change is profoundly altering our oceans and marine ecosystems. Some of these changes are happening quickly and are potentially irreversible. Many are taking...

New climate models suggest faster melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Greenland’s vast ice sheet could melt faster than previously thought over the 21st century, according to a new study. The Greenland ice sheet is the...

Guest post: Investigating climate change’s ‘humidity paradox’

Water vapour is fundamental to life on Earth. As well as being a greenhouse gas, water vapour is the basis for clouds and rain....

Greenland to lose ice far faster this century than in the past 12,000 years

The scale of loss from the Greenland ice sheet will be higher this century than in any other over the past 12,000 years, a...

Guest post: The oceans are absorbing more carbon than previously thought

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...

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