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Ocean acidification


    Sun setting over Pacific ocean

    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....Read More

    Guest posts| Feb 23. 2021.

    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...Read More

    Guest posts| Sep 28. 2020.
    The coast of Jameson land on the edge of Scoresbysund, north east Greenland.

    In-depth Q&A: The IPCC’s special report on the ocean and cryosphere

    Earlier today in Monaco, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its special report on the ocean and cryosphere in a changing c...Read More

    IPCC| Sep 25. 2019.
    Atlantic cod swimming off Rockall, UK. Credit: Paulo Oliveira / Alamy Stock Photo. RB1DGJ

    Ocean warming has caused ‘sustainable’ fish stocks to drop by 4% since 1930s

    Warming of the world’s oceans has caused the total amount of fish that can be caught sustainably to fall by an average of 4% globally since the 1930...Read More

    Marine life| Feb 28. 2019.
    Prof Terry Hughes.

    The Carbon Brief Interview: Prof Terry Hughes

    Prof Terry Hughes is the director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University in Townsvill...Read More

    Interviews| Nov 22. 2018.
    FK9T15 Dead fish Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Image shot 03/2013. Exact date unknown.

    Rising CO2 levels in the ocean could benefit toxic algae, study says

    Rising levels of CO2 in the ocean could spark blooms of toxic algae capable of causing harm to marine life and human health, a new study suggests. ...Read More

    Ocean acidification| Nov 19. 2018.
    A turtle swims over the bleached coral at Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef in February 2016.

    Great Barrier Reef at ‘unprecedented’ risk of collapse after major bleaching event

    The record-breaking marine heatwave in 2016 across the Great Barrier Reef has left much of the coral ecosystem at an “unprecedented” risk of colla...Read More

    Marine life| Apr 18. 2018.
    D523M9 plumose anemones and velvet swimmer crab. Image shot 2005. Exact date unknown.

    Acidification could leave oceans ‘uninhabitable’ for cold-water corals

    世界上的海洋可能成为“居住”佛r cold-water corals by the end of the century as a result of ocean acidification, research sug...Read More

    Ocean acidification| Feb 12. 2018.
    F560N5 scientific diver taking notes during coral bleaching event at Alcatrazes island, Sao Paulo state shore, Brazil.

    Severe coral reef bleaching now ‘five times more frequent’ than 40 years ago

    Mass coral reef bleaching events have become five times more common worldwide over the past 40 years, new research finds, with climate change playing ...Read More

    Marine life| Jan 4. 2018.
    Dr Bill Hare

    The Carbon Brief Interview: Dr Bill Hare

    Dr Bill Hare is the co-founder and CEO of Climate Analytics, an international non-profit climate science and policy institute based in Germany. He is ...Read More

    Interviews| Dec 1. 2017.
    coral reef at the Palmerston Atoll

    Rapid CO2 cuts could allow some cool-water corals to adapt to global warming

    Some of the world’s most diverse coral reefs are found in cooler parts of the tropics. These corals may be able to adapt to rising temperatures if f...Read More

    Marine life| Nov 1. 2017.
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