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Soaring ocean temperature is ‘greatest hidden challenge of our generation’

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The scale of warming in the ocean is ‘truly staggering’, the report warns. Photograph: Ralph Lee Hopkins/Alamy

IUCN report warns that ‘truly staggering’ rate of warming is changing the behaviour of marine species, reducing fishing zones and spreading disease

September 7, 2016 — The soaring temperature of the oceans is the “greatest hidden challenge of our generation” that is altering the make-up of marine species, shrinking fishing areas and starting to spread disease to humans, according to the most comprehensive analysis yet of ocean warming.  Continue reading Soaring ocean temperature is ‘greatest hidden challenge of our generation’

Climate scientists worry about the costs of sea level rise

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The remnants of the Jet Star roller coaster is pictured in the ocean, almost five months after Superstorm Sandy, in Seaside Heights, New Jersey March 21, 2013. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/REUTERS
New research addresses the economic costs of damages associated with sea level rise

March 2, 2016 — As humans add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, it not only warms the planet, but also raises the oceans. Ocean waters are rising for a number of reasons including thermal expansion of water (as water warms, it expands to a larger volume), Continue reading Climate scientists worry about the costs of sea level rise