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Unwanted anniversary: 365 days of record-breaking ocean temperatures, Reef fading to ‘shadow state’ | Climate Council

  2024-03-13 (or before) in climatecouncil.org.au

The Great Barrier Reef is suffering a fifth mass bleaching event in nine years, following 365 straight days of record breaking global sea surface temperatures, and igniting fears climate change is pushing tropical coral reefs past a tipping point.

  Tagged under: Extreme Heat | Climate Data | Great Barrier Reef | Oceans | Tipping Points


Radioactive waste, baby bottles and Spam: the deep ocean has become a dumping ground

  2024-03-12 in The Guardian

The long read: The ocean’s depths are not some remote alien realm, but are in fact intimately entangled with every other part of the planet. We should treat them that way

  Tagged under: Plastic | Nuclear Power | Pollution | Oceans


Ocean temperatures reach their hottest in modern history

  2024-03-07 by in The Times & The Sunday Times

Climate scientists fear further warming to come, putting fish, dolphins and coral reefs in danger

  Tagged under: Fish | Extreme Heat | Sealife | Oceans


The Oceans We Knew Are Already Gone

  2024-03-07 by in The Atlantic

As far as humanity is concerned, the transformation of our seas is “effectively permanent.”

  Tagged under: Extreme Heat | Climate Change Impacts | Oceans | Sea Level


Experts Warn of Imminent Mass Coral Bleaching as Oceans Warm

  2024-03-06 by in Earth.Org

The imminent mass coral reef bleaching event could be the world in the history of our planet, experts have warned.

  Tagged under: Coral Reefs | Oceans


February headed for global heat milestone as North Atlantic sets records

  2024-02-20 in Axios

The North Atlantic Ocean is record warm for this time of year.

  Tagged under: Oceans


Climate experts sound alarm over thriving plant life at Greenland ice sheet

  2024-02-13 in The Guardian

Research shows there has been a near-quadrupling across Greenland of methane-producing wetlands

  Tagged under: Oceans | Methane | Wetlands | Sea Level


Atlantic Ocean circulation nearing ‘devastating’ tipping point, study finds

  2024-02-09 in The Guardian

Collapse in system of currents that helps regulate global climate would be at such speed that adaptation would be impossible

  Tagged under: Oceans | Collapse | Tipping Points


Atlantic Ocean is headed for a tipping point − once melting glaciers shut down the Gulf Stream, we would see extreme climate change within decades, study shows

  2024-02-09 by in The Conversation

Scientists now have a better understanding of the risks ahead and a new early warning signal to watch for.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Tipping Points


Extreme Climate Impacts From Collapse of a Key Atlantic Ocean Current Could be Worse Than Expected, a New Study Warns - Inside Climate News

  2024-02-09 by in Inside Climate News

Disruption of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Current could freeze Europe, scorch the tropics and increase sea level rise in the North Atlantic. The tipping point may be closer than predicted in the IPCC’s latest assessment.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level | Collapse | Tipping Points


Unprecedented ocean heating shows risks of world 3C warmer

  2024-01-31 in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Record-high ocean temperatures observed in 2023 could become the norm if the world moved into a climate that is 3°C warmer than pre-industrial levels, according to a new study.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming


Greater role for Atlantic inflows on sea-ice loss in the Eurasian Basin of the Arctic Ocean | Science

  2024-01-31 (or before) in Science | AAAS

The eastern Arctic Ocean is becoming more like the Atlantic as climate changes.

  Tagged under: Oceans


Extreme fire weather in Chile driven by climate change and El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) - Scientific Reports

  2024-01-23 in Nature

A string of fierce fires broke out in Chile in the austral summer 2023, just six years after the record-breaking 2017 fire season. Favored by extreme weather conditions, fire activity has dramatically risen in recent years in this Andean country. A total of 1.7 million ha. burned during the last decade, tripling figures of the prior decade. Six of the seven most destructive fire seasons on record occurred since 2014. Here, we analyze the progression during the last two decades of the weather conditions associated with increased fire risk in Central Chile (30°–39° S). Fire weather conditions (including high temperat...

  Tagged under: Drought | Oceans | Chile | El Niño | Heatwaves | Wildfires


Our oceans are quickly losing their ability to support fish populations

  2024-01-21 in Earth.com

Climate change is stealthily undermining the ocean's capacity to sustain fish populations due to global reduction in plankton.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish


Greenland losing 30m tonnes of ice an hour, study reveals

  2024-01-17 in The Guardian

Total is 20% higher than thought and may have implications for collapse of globally important north Atlantic ocean currents

  Tagged under: Oceans | Collapse


A23a: Spectacular arches, caves as monster iceberg decays

  2024-01-16 (or before) in The BBC

The world's biggest iceberg, A23a, is experiencing rapid decay as it moves through the Southern Ocean.

  Tagged under: Oceans


Oceans break heat records five years in a row

  2024-01-15 (or before) in Nature

The heat stored in the world’s oceans increased by the greatest margin ever in 2023. The heat stored in the world’s oceans increased by the greatest margin ever in 2023.

  Tagged under: Oceans


Norway to allow mining waste to be dumped in fjords

  2024-01-12 in The Guardian

Environmental campaigners say move will threaten marine life and put biodiversity at risk

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife


Norway votes for deep-sea mining despite environmental concerns

  2024-01-09 in The Guardian

Parliament votes 80-20 in favour while scientists warn mining could devastate marine life

  Tagged under: Oceans


Robust acceleration of Earth system heating observed over the past six decades - Scientific Reports

  2024-01-02 (or before) in Nature

Global heating of the Earth system is unequivocal. However, detecting an acceleration of Earth heating has remained elusive to date, despite suggestive evidence of a potential increase in heating rates. In this study, we demonstrate that since 1960, the warming of the world ocean has accelerated at a relatively consistent pace of 0.15 ± 0.05 (W/m2)/decade, while the land, cryosphere, and atmosphere have exhibited an accelerated pace of 0.013 ± 0.003 (W/m2)/decade. This has led to a substantial increase in ocean warming, with a magnitude of 0.91 ± 0.80 W/m2 between th...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming


Vulnerability of Denman Glacier to Ocean Heat Flux Revealed by Profiling Float Observations

  2023-12-31 (or before) in Advancing Earth and Space Sciences Journal

  Tagged under: Oceans | Glaciers


DMI [Ice drift from satellite observations]

  2023-12-24 (or before) in Danish Meterological Institute

  Tagged under: Oceans


Arctic News: Double Blue Ocean Event 2024?

  2023-12-14 (or before) in Arctic News

  Tagged under: Oceans


Compounding natural hazards and high vulnerability led to severe impacts from Horn of Africa flooding exacerbated by climate change and Indian Ocean Dipole – World Weather Attribution

  2023-12-07 (or before) in World Weather Attribution

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change Impacts | Africa


Will the Globe Encounter the Warmest Winter after the Hottest Summer in 2023? - Advances in Atmospheric Sciences

  2023-12-01 in Springer Verlag

In the boreal summer and autumn of 2023, the globe experienced an extremely hot period across both oceans and continents. The consecutive record-breaking mean surface temperature has caused many to speculate upon how the global temperature will evolve in the coming 2023/24 boreal winter. In this report, as shown in the multi-model ensemble mean (MME) prediction released by the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a medium-to-strong eastern Pacific El Niño event will reach its mature phase in the following 2–3 months, which tends to excite an anomalous anticyclone over the western Nort...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming | El Niño | Middle East


Estimating the impact of new high seas activities on the environment: the effects of ocean-surface macroplastic removal on sea surface ecosystems

  2023-11-21 (or before) in PeerJ

The open ocean beyond national jurisdiction covers nearly half of Earth’s surface and is largely unexplored. It is also an emerging frontier for new types of human activity. Understanding how new activities interact with high seas ecosystems is critical for our management of this other half of Earth. Using The Ocean Cleanup (TOC) as a model, we demonstrate why it is important to account for uncertainty when assessing and evaluating impacts of novel high seas activities on marine ecosystems. TOC’s aim is to remove plastic from the ocean surface by collecting it with large nets. However, this approach also results in t...

  Tagged under: Oceans


Arctic News: Arctic Ocean Heatstroke

  2023-11-19 (or before) in Arctic News

  Tagged under: Oceans


Microplastic-eating plankton may be worsening crisis in oceans, say scientists

  2023-11-09 in The Guardian

Rotifers could be accelerating risk by splitting particles into thousands of potentially more dangerous nanoplastics

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Wildlife


New Study Warns of an Imminent Spike of Planetary Warming and Deepens Divides Among Climate Scientists - Inside Climate News

  2023-11-02 by in Inside Climate News

During the past year, the needles on the climate dashboard for global ice melt, heatwaves, ocean temperatures, coral die-offs, floods and droughts all tilted far into the red warning zone. In summer and fall, monthly global temperature anomalies spiked beyond most projections, helping to drive those extremes, and they may not level off anytime soon, […]

  Tagged under: Drought | Oceans | Global Warming | Coral Reefs | Heatwaves


Deep ocean currents around Antarctica headed for collapse, study finds

  2023-11-01 (or before) in newsroom.unsw.edu.au

  Tagged under: Oceans | Collapse


Ocean warming is accelerating, and hotspots reveal which areas are absorbing the most heat

  2023-11-01 in newsroom.unsw.edu.au

  Tagged under: Oceans


UK regulator trying to block release of Shell North Sea documents

  2023-10-26 in The Guardian

Exclusive: North Sea Transition Authority under fire for using lawyers to argue against publication of environmental impact

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fossil Fuels | Shell


Billions of Alaska snow crabs likely vanished due to warm ocean, study says

  2023-10-21 in The Guardian

The crabs starved to death en masse because the change in water temperature increased their caloric needs, according to the NOAA

  Tagged under: Fish | Oceans | Wildlife | Alaska


Media Release: Baby fish led astray by high CO2 in oceans

  2023-10-12 (or before) in The University of Adelaide Blogs

  Tagged under: Fish | Oceans


Ocean acidification research is robust despite ebbs and flows

  2023-10-12 (or before) in The University of Adelaide Blogs

  Tagged under: Oceans | Ocean Acidification


Antarctica has lost 7.5tn tonnes of ice since 1997, scientists find

  2023-10-12 in The Guardian

Study finds more than 40% of ice shelves have shrunk, with millions of tonnes of freshwater entering ocean

  Tagged under: Oceans


Irreversible loss in marine ecosystem habitability after a temperature overshoot - Communications Earth & Environment

  2023-10-12 (or before) in Nature

Changes in ocean temperature and oxygen could drive a centuries-long irreversible loss in the habitable volume of the upper 1000 m of the world ocean due the impact on organisms’ metabolic functioning, suggests a multi-model analysis.

  Tagged under: Oceans


Irreversible behavioural impairment of fish starts early: Embryonic exposure to ocean acidification

  2023-10-12 (or before) in The University of Adelaide Blogs

  Tagged under: Oceans | Ocean Acidification | Fish


Strange methane leak discovered at the deepest point of the Baltic Sea baffling scientists

  2023-10-11 in Live Science

A huge methane leak discovered in the Baltic Sea spans 7.7 square miles, with masses of gas bubbles rising almost all the way to the ocean surface.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Methane | Rivers


Saltwater threat to Louisiana drinking water to grow across US, experts warn

  2023-10-10 in The Guardian

Louisiana residents face crisis as seawater penetrates low-lying Mississippi but scientists say other coastal cities likely to be affected over time

  Tagged under: Oceans | Rivers | Louisiana | Sea Level


This summer was the hottest on record across the Northern Hemisphere, the U.N. says

  2023-10-04 (or before) in NPR

The world's oceans were the hottest ever recorded, while Antarctica continued to set records for low amounts of sea ice, the World Meteorological Organization said.

  Tagged under: Oceans


Climate Change: Ocean Heat Content

  2023-10-04 (or before) in Climate.gov

More than 90 percent of the warming that has happened on Earth over the past 50 years has occurred in the ocean. Not all of that heating is detectable yet at the surface

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming | Climate Change


September 2023 ENSO Outlook: An El Niño convo

  2023-10-04 (or before) in Climate.gov

The September 2023 ENSO Outlook predicts El Niño will stick around at least through January-March 2024. But don't just take it from us, hear directly from the Pacific Ocean and tropical atmosphere, who join the blog to answer some questions.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Predictions | El Niño


Global Carbon Budget 2022

  2023-09-28 (or before) in Earth System Science Data

Abstract. Accurate assessment of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and their redistribution among the atmosphere, ocean, and terrestrial biosphere in a changing climate is critical to better understand the global carbon cycle, support the development of climate policies, and project future climate change. Here we describe and synthesize data sets and methodologies to quantify the five major components of the global carbon budget and their uncertainties. Fossil CO2 emissions (EFOS) are based on energy statistics and cement production data, while emissions from land-use change (ELUC), mainly deforestation, are based on ...

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Oceans | Climate Change


NASA Scientific Visualization Studio | Antarctic Sea Ice Maximum, 2023

  2023-09-25 by in NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

Antarctic sea ice maximum extent, September 10 2023 ||

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Antarctic


Property over people? New York City’s $52bn plan to save itself from the sea

  2023-09-19 in The Guardian

A decade after Hurricane Sandy, critics of a federal plan that allocates billions to protect the region from rising waters are calling it a ‘failure of imagination’

  Tagged under: Oceans


Taking Stock: The State of UK Fish Populations 2023

  2023-09-14 (or before) in Oceana UK Home - Oceana UK

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish


Small island nations take high-emitting countries to court to protect the ocean

  2023-09-10 in The Guardian

Countries threatened by rising sea levels are asking a tribunal to decide on responsibility for pollution of the marine environment

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


Antarctica has a lot less sea ice than usual. That's bad news for all of us

  2023-09-10 (or before) in NPR

It's the middle of the winter in Antarctica, when the ocean around the continent freezes. But this year there's less sea ice than ever recorded.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Antarctic


Climate records tumble, leaving Earth in uncharted territory - scientists - BBC News

  2023-09-08 (or before) in The BBC

A series of records on temperature, ocean heat, and Antarctic sea ice are "unprecedented", some scientists say.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Antarctic


Sand dredging devastating ocean floor, UN warns - BBC News

  2023-09-06 (or before) in The BBC

Around six billion tonnes of sand is dredged from the world's oceans every year, a new report says.

  Tagged under: Oceans


‘Adapt or die’: Hellscape coming for Australia

  2023-09-05 (or before) in news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site

We can’t avoid natural disasters. And they’re happening more often and with greater intensity. Now Australia is being warned it can only keep its people safe by preparing for the worst – and not just patching things up afterwards.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Extreme Weather | Forest Fires | Sea Level | Health | Trees


Scientists Find Success With New Direct Ocean Carbon Capture Technology - Inside Climate News

  2023-09-02 by in Inside Climate News

As human activity and climate change increase the amount of carbon dioxide in the ocean, harming coral reefs and marine life, researchers have designed a new technology using aqueous sodium hydroxide and sodium carbonate to remove carbon dioxide from ocean water, helping reverse acidification and reduce global warming.   “It took years to pull this off […]

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Ocean Acidification | Coral Reefs


How Much Wave Energy Is In Our Oceans?

  2023-09-01 (or before) in National Renewable Energy Laboratory

In a recent study published in Renewable Energy, NREL and PNNL researchers presented a more comprehensive and accurate methodology to measure the wave energy available in ocean sites around the world.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Oceans


Record warm waters power Hurricane Idalia's path to the coast

  2023-08-29 by in E&E News | Essential Energy and Environment News

Both the Gulf of Mexico and the larger Atlantic Ocean basin have seen record heat this summer. That's hurricane fuel.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Mexico


‘Off-the-charts records’: has humanity finally broken the climate?

  2023-08-28 in The Guardian

Extreme weather is ‘smacking us in the face’ with worse to come, but a ‘tiny window’ of hope remains, say leading climate scientists

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fossil Fuels | Wildfires


When will the next ocean heat wave strike? Scientists develop early warning systems

  2023-08-28 (or before) in Science | AAAS

Sea temperature forecasts could inform fisheries management and conservation

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish


Ocean Temperature Outlooks | Coral Bleaching Risk

  2023-08-27 (or before) in Bureau of Meteorology, Australia

  Tagged under: Oceans | Coral Reefs


Decadal Trends in the Oceanic Storage of Anthropogenic Carbon From 1994 to 2014

  2023-08-27 (or before) in Advancing Earth and Space Sciences Journal

Abstract The oceanic uptake and resulting storage of the anthropogenic CO2 (Cant) that humans have emitted into the atmosphere moderates climate change. Yet our knowledge about how this uptake and ...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


The Ocean Has a Fever

  2023-08-27 (or before) in NASA Earth Observatory

Decades of gradual warming due to human-caused climate change and an El Niño in the Pacific Ocean nudged global sea surface temperatures to record levels in 2023.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Pacific Ocean | Sea Level


South-east Australia marine heatwave forecast to be literally off the scale

  2023-08-26 in The Guardian

Patch of Tasman sea expected to warm over spring and summer to temperatures that risk significant losses to sea life

  Tagged under: Oceans


China bans Japanese seafood after Fukushima wastewater release

  2023-08-24 in The Guardian

Water containing radioactive tritium being pumped into Pacific via tunnel from Tepco plant, amid protests from China, South Korea and fishing communities

  Tagged under: Oceans | Nuclear Power | Pacific Ocean | Fish | Japan


Emergence of Large-Scale Hydrodynamic Structures Due to Atmospheric Offshore Wind Farm Wakes

  2023-08-21 (or before) in Frontiers

The potential impact of offshore wind farms through decreasing sea surface wind speed on the shear forcing and its consequences for the ocean dynamics are investigated. Based on the unstructured-grid model SCHISM, we present a new cross-scale hydrodynamic model setup for the southern North Sea, which enables high-resolution analysis of offshore wind farms in the marine environment. We introduce an observational-based empirical approach to parameterize the atmospheric wakes in a hydrodynamic model and simulate the seasonal cycle of the summer stratification in consideration of the recent state of wind farm development in the sout...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Electricity Grid | Wind Power


Climate change: Something strange is happening in the Pacific and we must find out why | New Scientist

  2023-08-18 (or before) in New Scientist

Unexpectedly, the eastern Pacific Ocean is cooling. If this “cold tongue” continues, it could reduce greenhouse gas warming by 30 per cent – but also bring megadrought to the US

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Concrete tomb filled with deadly nuclear waste is leaking as it's starting to crack

  2023-08-14 (or before) in Latest News, Entertainment Stories And Viral Videos - UNILAD

  Tagged under: Oceans | Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Pacific Ocean


Heat stored in the Earth system 1960–2020: where does the energy go?

  2023-08-14 (or before) in Earth System Science Data

Abstract. The Earth climate system is out of energy balance, and heat has accumulated continuously over the past decades, warming the ocean, the land, the cryosphere, and the atmosphere. According to the Sixth Assessment Report by Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, this planetary warming over multiple decades is human-driven and results in unprecedented and committed changes to the Earth system, with adverse impacts for ecosystems and human systems. The Earth heat inventory provides a measure of the Earth energy imbalance (EEI) and allows for quantifying how much heat has accumulated in the Ea...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Earth Energy Imbalance | Climate Change Impacts


Global Monitoring Laboratory - Data Visualization

  2023-08-14 (or before) in NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Laboratory

The Global Monitoring Laboratory conducts research on greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols, and surface radiation, and recovery of stratospheric ozone.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


The Seafloor Is Dissolving Because of Climate Change

  2023-08-11 (or before) in VICE

According to a new study, ocean acidification is setting off a dangerous feedback loop that’s dissolving the very bottom of the ocean.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Ocean Acidification


What's Happening in the Ocean and Why It Matters to You and Me

  2023-08-08 (or before) by in www-scientificamerican-com.cdn.ampproject.org

With unprecedented marine heat waves sweeping the globe, we need better solutions for ocean sustainability

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sustainability


Is the climate crisis finally catching up with Antarctica? Finding the answer has never been more pressing | Andrew Meijers

  2023-08-07 in The Guardian

Our inability to confidently predict sea level rise between an extremely challenging two metres and a civilisation-ending 10 metres is an exemplar of the problem facing researchers

  Tagged under: Oceans | Predictions | Antarctic | Sea Level


‘We’re changing the clouds.’ An unintended test of geoengineering is fueling record ocean warmth

  2023-08-05 (or before) in Science | AAAS

Pollution cuts have diminished “ship track” clouds, adding to global warming

  Tagged under: Oceans | Geoengineering


Ocean heat record broken, with grim implications for the planet - BBC News

  2023-08-04 (or before) in The BBC

The oceans are a vital regulator for the climate and our weather but are rapidly heating up.

  Tagged under: Oceans


Oceans are growing hotter, triggering global weather disasters

  2023-07-29 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Heat searing enough to knock out mobile phones. Wildfire smoke that turns the skies an apocalyptic orange. Flash floods submerging towns in upstate New York and Vermont.

  Tagged under: Oceans


Exceptional twentieth-century slowdown in Atlantic Ocean overturning circulation - Nature Climate Change

  2023-07-28 (or before) in Nature

Cooling has been observed over the past century in the northern Atlantic, and this study presents multiple lines of evidence that suggest it may be a result of a reduction in the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation. The decrease in this circulation, particularly after 1970, seems to be unprecedented in the past millennium and melt from the Greenland Ice Sheet may be a contributing factor.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Ocean circulation and climate during the past 120,000 years - Nature

  2023-07-28 (or before) in Nature

Oceans cover more than two-thirds of our blue planet. The waters move in a global circulation system, driven by subtle density differences and transporting huge amounts of heat. Ocean circulation is thus an active and highly nonlinear player in the global climate game. Increasingly clear evidence implicates ocean circulation in abrupt and dramatic climate shifts, such as sudden temperature changes in Greenland on the order of 5–10 °C and massive surges of icebergs into the North Atlantic Ocean — events that have occurred repeatedly during the last glacial cycle.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Thermohaline circulation hysteresis: A model intercomparison

  2023-07-28 (or before) in Advancing Earth and Space Sciences Journal

We present results from an intercomparison of 11 different climate models of intermediate complexity, in which the North Atlantic Ocean was subjected to slowly varying changes in freshwater input. Al...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Ocean Warming | Vital Signs – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

  2023-07-28 (or before) in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


NASA: The Thermohaline Circulation (The Great Ocean Conveyor Belt) [720p]

  2023-07-28 (or before) in YouTube

The oceans are mostly composed of warm salty water near the surface over cold, less salty water in the ocean depths. These two regions don't mix except in ce...

  Tagged under: Oceans


Scientists detect sign that a crucial ocean current is near collapse - The Washington Post

  2023-07-25 in The Washington Post

A new analysis suggests climate change could shut down the circulation of Atlantic Ocean currents by 2050. But outside researchers say more data is needed.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Gulf Stream (AMOC) | Collapse


Evidence for massive methane hydrate destabilization during the penultimate interglacial warming | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2023-07-25 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

The stability of widespread methane hydrates in shallow subsurface sediments of the marine continental margins is sensitive to temperature increase...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Methane


Gulf Stream could collapse as early as 2025, study suggests

  2023-07-25 in The Guardian

A collapse would bring catastrophic climate impacts but scientists disagree over the new analysis

  Tagged under: Oceans | Collapse


What is happening in the Atlantic Ocean to the AMOC?

  2023-07-24 in RealClimate

For various reasons I'm motivated to provide an update on my current thinking regarding the slowdown and tipping point of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). I attended a two-day AMOC session at the IUGG Conference the week before last, there's been interesting new papers, and in the light of that I have been changing my views somewhat. Here's ten points, starting from the very basics, so you can easily jump to the aspects that ...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Tipping Points


The world's most endangered large whale species is even closer to extinction than researchers thought - CBS News

  2023-07-24 (or before) in CBS News

Only a few dozen North Atlantic Right Whales are able to actively reproduce, as many of the animals continue to be found dead or seriously injured – many of them babies and females.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Whales and Dolphins


Rampant heatwaves threaten food security of entire planet, scientists warn

  2023-07-21 in The Guardian

After hottest day ever, researchers say global heating may mean future of crop failures on land and ‘silent dying’ in the oceans

  Tagged under: Oceans | Heatwaves


Have we reached peak fish?

  2023-07-21 in The Guardian

Humans are eating more seafood than ever, and we are removing fish from the ocean at a far greater rate than they can replenish. What can be done?

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife


NOAA Coral Reef Watch Coral Bleaching Heat Stress Outlook (CFS based) for the next Four Months

  2023-07-11 (or before) by in Coral Reef Watch at NOAA

  Tagged under: Oceans | Coral Reefs


Unprecedented ocean temperatures "much higher than anything the models predicted," climate experts warn - CBS News

  2023-07-11 (or before) in CBS News

NOAA warned in late June that half of the world's oceans may experience marine heat wave conditions by September.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Predictions


The biggest gold rush in history is about to start in the deep sea – leaving devastation in its wake

  2023-07-09 (or before) in Inkl

Applications to mine the seabed in our ocean commons can be made from 9 July, says Guy Standing, author of The Blue Commons

  Tagged under: Oceans


At least two dead in oil platform fire in Gulf of Mexico | CNN

  2023-07-07 by in CNN

At least two people were killed after a fire broke out Friday at the Nohoch Alfa oil platform at the Bay of Campeche, in the Gulf of Mexico, the state-owned Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said in a statement.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Mexico | Health | Finance


Scientists stunned by discovery in remote area of Pacific Ocean: ‘We have a responsibility to understand it’

  2023-07-06 (or before) in Yahoo

"We share this planet with all this amazing biodiversity."

  Tagged under: Oceans | Pacific Ocean


Impacts on cloud radiative effects induced by coexisting aerosols converted from international shipping and maritime DMS emissions

  2023-07-05 (or before) in ACP - Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Abstract. International shipping emissions (ISE), particularly sulfur dioxide, can influence the global radiation budget by interacting with clouds and radiation after being oxidized into sulfate aerosols. A better understanding of the uncertainties in estimating the cloud radiative effects (CREs) of ISE is of great importance in climate science. Many international shipping tracks cover oceans with substantial natural dimethyl sulfide (DMS) emissions. The interplay between these two major aerosol sources on CREs over vast oceanic regions with a relatively low aerosol concentration is an intriguing yet poorly addressed issue conf...

  Tagged under: Oceans


Deep sea mining is a recipe for certain disaster

  2023-07-05 by in blueplanetsociety.org

Read more about marine conservation at Blue Planet Society.

  Tagged under: Pollution | Oceans | Minerals | Mining


Will El Niño on top of global heating create the perfect climate storm?

  2023-07-03 in The Guardian

Rising temperatures in north Atlantic and drop in Antarctic sea ice prompt fears of widespread damage from extreme weather

  Tagged under: Oceans | Antarctic | El Niño


An earth system model shows self-sustained thawing of permafrost even if all man-made GHG emissions stop in 2020 - Scientific Reports

  2023-07-03 (or before) in Nature

The risk of points-of-no-return, which, once surpassed lock the world into new dynamics, have been discussed for decades. Recently, there have been warnings that some of these tipping points are coming closer and are too dangerous to be disregarded. In this paper we report that in the ESCIMO climate model the world is already past a point-of-no-return for global warming. In ESCIMO we observe self-sustained thawing of the permafrost for hundreds of years, even if global society stops all emissions of man-made GHGs immediately. We encourage other model builders to explore our discovery in their (bigger) models, and report on their...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Arctic | Albedo | Ice Melting | Tipping Points


Start-ups are adding antacids to the ocean to slow global warming. Will it work?

  2023-06-29 (or before) in Nature

A New York experiment is part of a commercial race to develop ocean-based technologies to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. A New York experiment is part of a commercial race to develop ocean-based technologies to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

  Tagged under: Oceans


The sudden warming of Britain’s seas will tear through ocean life like a wildfire | Philip Hoare

  2023-06-23 in The Guardian

What happens when the chill of our seas turns to a soupy stew? Fragile ecosystems will be destroyed and food sources for wildlife will disappear, says author Philip Hoare

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife | Sea Level


Global average sea and air temperatures are spiking in 2023, before El Niño has fully arrived

  2023-06-23 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Recent spikes in ocean heat content and average global air temperature have left climate scientists across the world scrambling to find the cause. The global average air temperature, relative to 1850-1900, exceeded the 1.5℃ lower Paris Agreement threshold during part of March and the first days of June. This last happened in 2020, and before that during the powerful 2015-16 El Niño.

  Tagged under: Oceans | El Niño


Climate impact of shipping under growing scrutiny ahead of key meeting

  2023-06-22 in The Guardian

Court has been told states are legally responsible for tackling sector’s emissions as IMO talks loom

  Tagged under: Oceans


Ecological tipping points could occur much sooner than expected, study finds

  2023-06-22 in The Guardian

Amazon rainforest and other ecosystems could collapse ‘very soon’, researchers warn

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Oceans | Rivers | Wildlife | Collapse | Trees | Tipping Points


Global average sea and air temperatures are spiking in 2023, before El Niño has fully arrived. We should be very concerned

  2023-06-20 by in The Conversation

Over the past three years, Earth’s climate system has accumulated an average of 11 Hiroshima bombs’ worth of excess energy per second. And it’s showing in the current surge in ocean temperature.

  Tagged under: Oceans | El Niño


Sea Surface Temperatures - Pacific and Indian Oceans

  2023-06-20 (or before) in Bureau of Meteorology, Australia

Australian climate is influenced by sea surface temperature patterns in the Pacific and Indian oceans. This page provides information on Pacific and Indian ocean outlooks for the coming six months based on a survey of international climate models.

  Tagged under: Pacific Ocean | Climate Data | Oceans | Australia


Seaweed farming for carbon dioxide capture would take up too much of the ocean

  2023-06-19 (or before) in MIT Technology Review

We’d need to use a huge amount of ocean space to get even close to hitting targets.

  Tagged under: Oceans


‘Unheard of’ marine heatwave off UK and Irish coasts poses serious threat

  2023-06-19 in The Guardian

Sustained high temperatures over summer could trigger mass mortality of fish and oysters, say scientists

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife


Galapagos, Ecuador Regional Products 2023-09-06

  2023-06-19 (or before) by in Coral Reef Watch at NOAA

  Tagged under: Oceans | Coral Reefs


No swimming, no surfing: how a summer of sewage is ruining the British seaside day out

  2023-06-18 in The Guardian

Red flags are going up on beaches from Scarborough to Whitstable as pollution levels soar and businesses are forced to close due to sewage discharges

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


From the oceans to ‘net zero’ targets, we’re in denial about the climate crisis | Adam Morton

  2023-06-15 in The Guardian

The scientific consensus is we need to aim for negative emissions by phasing out fossil fuels, not just removing carbon from the atmosphere

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Ocean observations from space confirm disruption of Earth's energy balance

  2023-06-15 (or before) in EUMETSAT | Monitoring the weather and climate from space | EUMETSAT

Space observations show that the Earth's oceans store massive amounts of heat.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Earth Energy Imbalance


North Atlantic Ocean records its highest ever sea surface temperature

  2023-06-13 (or before) in Yorkshire Bylines

Sea surface temperature in the North Atlantic continues to break records, as the latest data indicates the above average heat continuing

  Tagged under: Oceans


Recent reduced abyssal overturning and ventilation in the Australian Antarctic Basin - Nature Climate Change

  2023-06-13 (or before) in Nature

Antarctic bottom water (AABW), a key component of ocean circulation, provides oxygen to the deep ocean. This work shows that AABW transport reduced over the past decades in the Australian Antarctic Basin, weakening the abyssal overturning circulation and decreasing deep ocean oxygen.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Antarctic


Earth is dimming due to climate change

  2023-06-13 (or before) in Advancing Earth and Space Sciences

Warming oceans cause fewer bright clouds to reflect sunlight into space, admitting even more energy into earth's climate system.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


How Warming Ruined a Crab Fishery and Hurt an Alaskan Town

  2023-06-11 (or before) in Yale E360

As the world warms, extended spikes in ocean temperatures are triggering the collapse of key marine populations. For the Aleut community of St. Paul, Alaska, the loss of the snow crab fishery is having a profound economic impact and raising questions about the future.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Fish | Collapse | Alaska


High levels of drugs found in sea off south England coast

  2023-06-09 in The Guardian

Study says marine life being harmed by prescription and recreational drugs in wastewater

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


Microplastics found in every sample of water taken during the Ocean Race

  2023-06-05 in The Guardian

Concentrations of plastics in round-the-world race through remote ocean environments found to be up to 18 times higher than during previous event in 2017-18

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans


Florida’s beaches may catch a break on seaweed this summer | Miami Herald

  2023-06-02 in miamiherald.com

The Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt mysteriously shrank in May, which scientists say will bring some relief for swimmers and sunbathers in the Florida Keys, Miami and the rest of South Florida.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Oceans | Florida


Aerosol demasking enhances climate warming over South Asia - npj Climate and Atmospheric Science

  2023-06-01 (or before) in Nature

Anthropogenic aerosols mask the climate warming caused by greenhouse gases (GHGs). In the absence of observational constraints, large uncertainties plague the estimates of this masking effect. Here we used the abrupt reduction in anthropogenic emissions observed during the COVID-19 societal slow-down to characterize the aerosol masking effect over South Asia. During this period, the aerosol loading decreased substantially and our observations reveal that the magnitude of this aerosol demasking corresponds to nearly three-fourths of the CO2-induced radiative forcing over South Asia. Concurrent measurements over the northern India...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Oceans


Dr Jennifer Francis - 2023’s symptoms of climate chaos, El Niño, Ocean Heatwaves, and Arctic Sea Ice lows | Patreon

  2023-05-28 (or before) in Patreon

Official Post from ClimateGenn

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | El Niño | Heatwaves


Antarctic alarm bells: observations reveal deep ocean currents are slowing earlier than predicted

  2023-05-25 by in The Conversation

Scientists have detected a 30% slowdown of the deep ocean currents that form in Antarctica, with profound consequences for Earth’s climate, sea level and marine life.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Predictions | Antarctic | Sea Level


Unusual Ocean Anomalies are being detected in the North Atlantic, impacting the Atlantic storm systems as we head into the Summer season

  2023-05-23 by in Severe Weather Europe - “Follow severe weather as it happens. Anywhere. Any time.”

Unusual Ocean Anomalies in the North Atlantic have developed over Spring, potentially impacting the weather patterns in the United States and Europe

  Tagged under: Oceans | El Niño


El Nino on the way, could wipe out $3 trillion of world economy

  2023-05-23 (or before) in Business News - Read Latest Startup, Tech, Markets, Finance, Science News - Business Insider India

  Tagged under: Oceans | El Niño


Is it too late to halt deep-sea mining? Meet the activists trying to save the seabed

  2023-05-21 in The Guardian

If mining companies are given the go-ahead to exploit the ocean depths, the environmental cost will be devastating. As the clock ticks down to a crucial deadline in July, Michael Segalov reports

  Tagged under: Oceans | Activism


Global Ocean Heat and Salt Content - Seasonal, Yearly, and Pentadal Fields

  2023-05-16 (or before) by in National Centers for Environmental Information

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Sea Level


Oceans have been absorbing the world’s extra heat. But there’s a huge payback

  2023-05-14 in The Guardian

Record sea surface temperatures suggest the Earth is headed for ‘uncharted territory’ in terms of sea level rise, coastal flooding and extreme weather

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


Declining oxygen in the global ocean and coastal waters | Science

  2023-05-14 (or before) in Science | AAAS

As plastic waste pollutes the oceans and fish stocks decline, unseen below the surface another problem grows: deoxygenation. Breitburg et al. review the evidence for the downward trajectory of oxygen levels in ...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish


Melt rates in the kilometer-size grounding zone of Petermann Glacier, Greenland, before and during a retreat | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2023-05-13 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Warming of the ocean waters surrounding Greenland plays a major role in driving glacier retreat and the contribution of glaciers to sea level rise....

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


As Ocean Oxygen Levels Dip, Fish Face an Uncertain Future

  2023-05-11 (or before) in Yale E360

Global warming not only increases ocean temperatures, it triggers a cascade of effects that are stripping the seas of oxygen. Fish are already moving to new waters in search of oxygen, and scientists are warning of the long-term threat to fish species and marine ecosystems.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Sea Level


The ocean is hotter than ever: what happens next?

  2023-05-10 (or before) in Nature

Record temperature combined with an anticipated El Niño could devastate marine life and increase the chances of extreme weather. Record temperature combined with an anticipated El Niño could devastate marine life and increase the chances of extreme weather.

  Tagged under: Oceans | El Niño


How Wildfire Smoke from Australia Affected Climate Events Around the World - Inside Climate News

  2023-05-10 by in Inside Climate News

The aerosol fallout from wildfires that burned across more than 70,000 square miles of Australia in 2019 and 2020 was so persistent and widespread that it brightened a vast area of clouds above the subtropical Pacific Ocean.  Beneath those clouds, the ocean surface and the atmosphere cooled, shifting a key tropical rainfall belt northward and […]

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Wildfires


First observational evidence of Beaufort Gyre stabilization, which could be precursor to huge freshwater release

  2023-05-09 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

A new study provides the first observational evidence of the stabilization of the anti-cyclonic Beaufort Gyre, which is the dominant circulation of the Canada Basin and the largest freshwater reservoir in the Arctic Ocean.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic


New Ice Discovery Means Glaciers Could Melt Way Faster Than Predicted

  2023-05-09 by in ScienceAlert

A closer look at the junction where a Greenland glacier crunches into the ocean floor, known as its grounding line, has revealed less stability amid the shifting of tides – and therefore a greater rate of melting – than previously estimated thanks...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Predictions | Ice Melting


First observational evidence of beaufort gyre stabilization, which could be precursor to huge freshwater release

  2023-05-09 (or before) in EurekAlert! Science News Releases

A new study provides the first observational evidence of the stabilization of the anti-cyclonic Beaufort Gyre, which is the dominant circulation of the Canada Basin and the largest freshwater reservoir in the Arctic Ocean

  Tagged under: Oceans


Infinite geothermal energy puts Iceland in vanguard of drive to net zero

  2023-05-09 by in Energy Voice

Set in the heart of the unforgiving North Atlantic Ocean, some 175 miles away from its nearest neighbour, Iceland is on the front line of efforts to

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Oceans | Geothermal Energy | Net Zero


An Ominous Heating Event Is Unfolding in the Oceans

  2023-04-30 (or before) in WIRED Magazine

  Tagged under: Oceans


Seal’s mystery ability to tolerate toxic metal could aid medical research, say scientists

  2023-04-29 in The Guardian

The Juan Fernández fur seal, once thought extinct, can ingest cadmium without ill effects – though no one knows how

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife


3 reasons why plastic is leaking- Plastic Bank

  2023-04-28 in plasticbank.com

Minutes to read: 6 minutes Photo by melis82 on Envanto Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago, is known for its stunning beaches and marine biodiversity. However, it has received another undesirable distinction – ranking as the third largest ocean plastic polluter in Southeast Asia and the fifth in the world, according to the World Population Review1,

  Tagged under: Oceans | Indonesia


Recent, rapid ocean warming ahead of El Niño alarms scientists - BBC News

  2023-04-25 (or before) in The BBC

There’s growing concern that the oceans are heating up quickly – and scientists are unsure of the implications.

  Tagged under: Oceans


Tracing Fossil Fuel Companies’ Contribution to Climate Change and Ocean Acidification

  2023-04-25 (or before) in Union of Concerned Scientists

How much acidification has occurred since fossil fuel companies became aware of the risks of their products?

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Ocean Acidification


New Research Sparks Concerns That Ocean Circulation Will Collapse

  2023-04-23 (or before) in Yale E360

Scientists have long feared that warming could cause a breakdown of ocean circulation in the North Atlantic. But new research finds the real risk lies in Antarctica’s waters, where melting could disrupt currents in the next few decades, with profound impacts on global climate.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Antarctic | Collapse | Climate Change Impacts


These deep-sea “potatoes” could be the future of mining for renewable energy

  2023-04-21 (or before) in MIT Technology Review

Battery materials dot the ocean floor. Should we use deep-sea mining to go get them?

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Oceans


Mathematical Modelling of Plankton-Oxygen Dynamics Under the Climate Change

  2023-04-21 (or before) in ResearchGate

PDF | Ocean dynamics is known to have a strong effect on the global climate change and on the composition of the atmosphere. In particular, it is... | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


New study shows Earth energy imbalance

  2023-04-19 in World Meteorological Organization

The Earth climate system is out of energy balance as a result of human-induced climate change. Heat has accumulated continuously over the past decades, warming the ocean, the land, the cryosphere, and the atmosphere.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Earth Energy Imbalance


Protesters urge caution over St Ives climate trial amid chemical plans for bay

  2023-04-17 in The Guardian

Campaigners worry about scheme’s impact on marine ecosystem but Planetary Technologies says concerns misplaced

  Tagged under: Oceans


We Are Keepers of the Water

  2023-04-15 (or before) in We Are Keepers of the Water

Keepers of the Water are First Nations, Métis, Inuit, environmental groups, concerned citizens, and local communities working together for the protection of Water, air, land, and all living things within the Arctic Ocean Drainage Basin.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic


Japan Meteorological Agency|Global ocean heat content

  2023-04-15 (or before) by in data.jma.go.jp

Website provided by the Japan Meteorological Agency (the national weather service of Japan)

  Tagged under: Oceans | Japan


The Keeling Curve

  2023-04-15 (or before) by in The Keeling Curve

The Keeling Curve is a daily record of global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration maintained by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

  Tagged under: Oceans


Ocean acidification - Wikipedia

  2023-04-10 (or before) in Wikipedia

  Tagged under: Oceans | Ocean Acidification


‘Headed off the charts’: world’s ocean surface temperature hits record high

  2023-04-08 in The Guardian

Scientists warn of more marine heatwaves, leading to increased risk of extreme weather

  Tagged under: Oceans | El Niño | Heatwaves


The untapped power of ocean winds – why New Zealand is looking offshore for future renewable energy

  2023-04-06 by in The Conversation

Building offshore wind farms is complex and expensive. But with plenty of wind coming in from the sea, New Zealand could harness the renewable resource as it aims to decarbonise the energy sector.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Oceans | Wind Power


Mackerel loses sustainable status as overfishing puts species at risk

  2023-04-05 in The Guardian

Marine Conservation Society calls for better regulation of how north-east Atlantic mackerel is caught as stocks decline

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife


Ice sheets can collapse at 600 metres a day, far faster than feared, study finds

  2023-04-05 in The Guardian

Sediments from the last ice age provide a ‘warning from the past’ for Antarctica and sea level rise today, say scientists

  Tagged under: Oceans | Antarctic | Sea Level | Collapse


How to save Fuel and cool the World | by Thomas Reis | Medium

  2023-04-04 (or before) in Medium

The Oceans are heating up very fast, because most of our Waste Heat goes into the Oceans. It is time to think about, because there is not a…

  Tagged under: Oceans


The oceans just reached their hottest temperature on record as El Niño looms. Here are 6 things to watch for | CNN

  2023-04-01 by in CNN

It's unclear how strong the coming El Niño will be -- some models predict it could reach super-strength, others suggest it will be more moderate.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Drought | Predictions | Climate Change | Antarctic | Flooding | El Niño | Health | Climate Change Impacts | Finance


Deep ocean currents around Antarctica headed for collapse, study finds

  2023-03-30 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

The deep ocean circulation that forms around Antarctica could be headed for collapse, say scientists.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Antarctic | Collapse


Antarctic ocean currents heading for collapse - report - BBC News

  2023-03-30 (or before) in The BBC

Melting ice could trigger a disastrous chain reaction, a new Australian study warns

  Tagged under: Oceans | Antarctic | Ice Melting | Collapse


Reduced CO2 uptake and growing nutrient sequestration from slowing overturning circulation - Nature Climate Change

  2023-03-29 (or before) in Nature

Ocean carbon uptake could be affected by changes in circulation. This modelling study shows that meridional overturning circulation slowdown increases deep-ocean storage via the biological pump but decreases carbon uptake via the solubility pump, with a net reduction in oceanic uptake of CO2.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Torrents of Antarctic meltwater are slowing the currents that drive our vital ocean 'overturning' – and threaten its collapse

  2023-03-29 by in The Conversation

In a plot reminiscent of the 2004 movie The Day After Tomorrow?, Australian scientists are warning that the Southern Ocean’s deep “overturning” circulation is slowing and headed for collapse.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Antarctic | Collapse


Abyssal ocean overturning slowdown and warming driven by Antarctic meltwater - Nature

  2023-03-29 (or before) in Nature

Simulations show that projected increases in Antarctic meltwater will slow down the abyssal ocean overturning circulation over the coming decades and lead to warming and ageing of the ocean abyss.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Antarctic


Long-range sea surface temperature forecasts

  2023-03-29 (or before) in Bureau of Meteorology, Australia

  Tagged under: Oceans


Deep-sea mining for rare metals will destroy ecosystems, say scientists

  2023-03-26 in The Guardian

Businesses want to trawl for nickel, manganese and cobalt to build electric cars and windfarms

  Tagged under: Oceans | Cobalt | Wind Power | Electric Cars | Cars


Ocean salmon fishing ban off California and Oregon as stocks plummet

  2023-03-24 in The Guardian

Adult fall-run Chinook salmon returned to California’s rivers in near record low numbers in 2022

  Tagged under: Oregon | Oceans | Fish | Rivers | Salmon | California


Brazilian researchers find ‘terrifying’ plastic rocks off remote Trinidade island | The Independent

  2023-03-20 (or before) in The Independent

‘Pollution has reached geology’ says a scientist

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Brazil


IPCC report: the world must cut emissions and urgently adapt to the new climate realities | Blog by Bronwyn Hayward

  2023-03-20 in CUSP | Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity

Already, climate change plays out in all parts of the world. Every further increment of warming will bring rapidly escalating hazards, exacerbating more intense heatwaves and floods, ocean warming …

  Tagged under: Oceans | IPCC | Climate Change | Heatwaves


Weather tracker: sea surface temperatures hit record high

  2023-03-20 in The Guardian

Analysis shows record occurred after La Niña period, when temperatures across central and eastern Pacific tend to be cooler

  Tagged under: Oceans | Pacific Ocean


Switching to hydrogen fuel could prolong the methane problem

  2023-03-14 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Hydrogen's potential as a clean fuel could be limited by a chemical reaction in the lower atmosphere, according to research from Princeton University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Hydrogen | Methane


Plankton: critical little critters

  2023-03-09 (or before) in Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australian Government - CSIRO

Plankton are responsible for half the air we breathe, and are critical to the marine food web. Our research into plankton tells us about the changing nature of the ocean.

  Tagged under: Oceans


More than 170tn plastic particles afloat in oceans, say scientists

  2023-03-08 in The Guardian

‘Cleanup is futile’ if production continues at current rate, amid rapid rise in marine pollution

  Tagged under: Oceans


High seas treaty: historic deal to protect international waters finally reached at UN

  2023-03-05 in The Guardian

After almost 20 years of talks, United Nations member states agree on legal framework for parts of the ocean outside national boundaries

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish


Climate Change: Ocean Heat Content

  2023-02-27 (or before) in Climate.gov

More than 90 percent of the warming that has happened on Earth over the past 50 years has occurred in the ocean. Not all of that heating is detectable yet at the surface

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Global Monitoring Laboratory - Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases

  2023-02-19 in Financial Times

The Global Monitoring Laboratory conducts research on greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols, and surface radiation, and recovery of stratospheric ozone.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Rising seas threaten ‘mass exodus on a biblical scale’, UN chief warns

  2023-02-14 in The Guardian

António Guterres calls for urgent action as climate-driven rise brings ‘torrent of trouble’ to almost a billion people

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


Sylvia Earle: ‘We are on the brink – a million species may be lost’

  2023-02-09 in The Guardian

We are a species that is superb at killing, says veteran oceanographer, who calls for us to stop treating fish like crops and give them the respect they deserve

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife


What Is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?

  2023-01-31 (or before) in Sustainable & Eco Friendly eCommerce Packaging | SR Mailing

The Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch is considered by many to be one of humanity’s biggest crimes against the planet – and really, just the name of it gives away the horror of what it actually is, considering the size of the Pacific Ocean. We talk a lot about what can be done to save the planet here at SR Mailing, and that’s because we’re absolutely passionate about it! The fact that there is so much to be done, and that there is so much that we can all be doing in our daily lives that can help us to save planet Earth from global warming and climate change. The issue, of course, is much, much bigger than...

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Pacific Ocean | Methane | Fish | Rivers | Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife | Economic Growth | Great Barrier Reef | Coral Reefs | California | South America | BP | Sea Level | Indonesia


Even at the Bottom of the World, the Ocean Is Belching Plastic - Eos

  2023-01-29 (or before) in Eos

  Tagged under: Oceans


Microplastics May Be a Significant Cause of Male Infertility

  2023-01-25 (or before) in National Center for Biotechnology Information

Due to the problematic degradation properties of plastics, the decomposition of plastic results in the formation of numerous microplastics (MPs), less than 5 mm in diameter. These MPs enter the soil and the ocean, eventually passing through the air, water, ...

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans


NASA Measures Underground Water Flowing From Sierra to Central Valley

  2023-01-23 (or before) in NASA Sea Level Change Portal

This source accounts for about 10% of all the water that enters this highly productive farmland, including rivers and rain.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Rivers | Sea Level


Rapid worldwide depletion of predatory fish communities - Nature

  2023-01-22 (or before) in Nature

Serious concerns have been raised about the ecological effects of industrialized fishing1,2,3, spurring a United Nations resolution on restoring fisheries and marine ecosystems to healthy levels4. However, a prerequisite for restoration is a general understanding of the composition and abundance of unexploited fish communities, relative to contemporary ones. We constructed trajectories of community biomass and composition of large predatory fishes in four continental shelf and nine oceanic systems, using all available data from the beginning of exploitation. Industrialized fisheries typically reduced community biomass by 80% wit...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Health


Loss of tiny organisms hurts ocean, fishing, scientists say

  2023-01-19 in Associated Press News

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The warming of the waters off the East Coast has come at an invisible, but very steep cost — the loss of microscopic organisms that make up the base of the ocean's food chain.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish


Mass crab die-off: scientists say ‘we weren’t questioned’ for crucial report

  2023-01-15 in The Guardian

A review panel on the 2021 Teesside eco-disaster is due to send its findings to ministers this week, but evidence from academics may not be given full weight

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish


‘Ticking timebomb’ as ageing landfill dumps threaten English beaches

  2023-01-12 in The Guardian

Local government survey shows 26 councils have sites already spilling waste on to cliffs and into sea

  Tagged under: Oceans


Oceans were the hottest ever recorded in 2022, analysis shows

  2023-01-11 in The Guardian

Seas dominate global weather patterns and the climate crisis is causing profound and damaging changes

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Ocean acidification: an action plan for a neglected problem - Ocean Acidification

  2023-01-05 by in Ocean Acidification - a news stream provided by the Ocean Acidification International Coordination Center (OA-ICC)

Time is running out to avoid the worst impacts of ocean acidification on marine life, livelihoods and economies. A climate-change impact on the ocean, alongside warming seas and deoxygenation, ocean acidification is belatedly finding its way onto the global climate and ocean agendas, even as the gravity of its impact on ocean health and on […]

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Ocean Acidification | Health | Climate Change Impacts


The Climate Impact of Our Insatiable Plastic Addiction

  2023-01-04 (or before) in Bloomberg

In addition to the trash that piles up in cities and clogs oceans, the world’s plastic habit has another, invisible toll: climate-warming greenhouse gases.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


What is a Rossby wave?

  2022-12-25 (or before) in oceanservice.noaa.gov

Oceanic and Atmospheric Rossby waves are the natural result of the Earth's rotation and can change weather conditions around the Earth.

  Tagged under: Oceans


China unveils ultra-deepwater drillship

  2022-12-23 (or before) by in The Times & The Sunday Times

China has unveiled a new generation of ultra-deep water drilling ships that put natural resources at the bottom of the world’s deepest oceans within Beijing’s

  Tagged under: Oceans | China


Global Monitoring Laboratory - Data Visualization

  2022-12-22 (or before) in NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Laboratory

The Global Monitoring Laboratory conducts research on greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols, and surface radiation, and recovery of stratospheric ozone.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Watered down: why negotiators at Cop15 are barely mentioning the ocean

  2022-12-16 in The Guardian

With only two instances of the word ‘ocean’ in the latest 5,000-word working agreement, delegates fear marine biodiversity is being sacrificed

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife


UK’s ‘peanuts’ pledge for land and ocean conservation faces criticism at Cop15

  2022-12-15 in The Guardian

Conservationists say amount is ‘nothing like what’s needed’ to achieve 30x30 target and address nature crisis

  Tagged under: Oceans


Fuel from Seawater? What's the Catch?

  2022-12-15 (or before) in Smithsonian Magazine

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory recently flew a model plane using a liquid hydrocarbon fuel they sourced from the ocean

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sustainability


NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Laboratory

  2022-12-07 (or before) in NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Laboratory

The Global Monitoring Laboratory conducts research on greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols, and surface radiation, and recovery of stratospheric ozone.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Global Monitoring Laboratory - Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases

  2022-12-07 (or before) in NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Laboratory

The Global Monitoring Laboratory conducts research on greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols, and surface radiation, and recovery of stratospheric ozone.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Assessing effective radiative forcing from aerosol–cloud interactions over the global ocean | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2022-11-16 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

How clouds respond to anthropogenic sulfate aerosols is one of the largest sources of uncertainty in the radiative forcing of climate over the indu...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Texas A&M Experts Explain Slowing Ocean Currents

  2022-11-08 by in Texas A&M Today - News from Texas A&M University

Professors in the College of Arts and Sciences analyze a system of ocean currents that is slowing over time and may cause abnormal weather.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Texas


Ancient ocean methane is not an immediate climate change threat

  2022-10-19 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Deep below the ocean's surface, the seafloor contains large quantities of naturally occurring, ice-like deposits made up of water and concentrated methane gas. For decades, climate scientists have wondered if this methane hydrate reservoir might "melt" and release massive amounts of methane to the ocean and the atmosphere as ocean temperatures warm.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Methane | Climate Change


Past and future ocean warming - Nature Reviews Earth & Environment

  2022-10-18 (or before) in Nature

Greenhouse gas forcing has increased ocean heat content, with large impacts on the Earth system. This Review outlines observed and projected global and regional changes, revealing an observed 0–2,000 m global increase of 351.4 ± 59.8 ZJ from 1958 to 2019, and a projected increase of 1,874 [1,637–2,109] ZJ by 2100 under SSP5-8.5.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases


1 billion crabs go missing, causing cancellation of Alaskan snow crab season

  2022-10-16 (or before) in Massachusetts Local News, Breaking News, Sports and Weather

This marks the first time that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has canceled the winter snow crab season, coming as a consequence of their massive population drop.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife | Alaska


Global Monitoring Laboratory - Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases

  2022-10-08 (or before) in NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Laboratory

The Global Monitoring Laboratory conducts research on greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols, and surface radiation, and recovery of stratospheric ozone.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


The Ocean Cleanup

  2022-09-21 (or before) in theoceancleanup.com

The Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organization developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic. We aim to remove 90% of the floating plastic with the help of ocean cleanup systems and river interception technologies.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Rivers


World on brink of five ‘disastrous’ climate tipping points, study finds

  2022-09-08 in The Guardian

Giant ice sheets, ocean currents and permafrost regions may already have passed point of irreversible change

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Tipping Points


Recent Slowdown in the Decline of Arctic Sea Ice Volume Under Increasingly Warm Atmospheric and Oceanic Conditions

  2022-09-08 (or before) in Advancing Earth and Space Sciences Journal

The decline of Arctic sea ice volume has slowed down in recent years under increasingly warm atmospheric and oceanic conditions The slowdown is due to weak ice export and strong ice growth which ...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic


Eustice defends ‘utter failure’ of efforts to cut raw sewage discharges in England

  2022-09-06 in The Guardian

Environment secretary responds to criticism of plan to stop ‘literal shit being pumped into rivers and seas’

  Tagged under: Oceans | Rivers


'Doomsday glacier,' which could raise sea level by several feet, is holding on 'by its fingernails,' scientists say | CNN

  2022-09-05 by in CNN

The Thwaites “doomsday” glacier is eroding along its underwater base. Scientists now say it has the capability of retreating much faster than it has in the past decade.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Antarctic | Sea Level


Major sea-level rise caused by melting of Greenland ice cap is ‘now inevitable’

  2022-08-29 in The Guardian

Loss will contribute a minimum rise of 27cm regardless of what climate action is taken, scientists discover

  Tagged under: Oceans | Ice Melting | Sea Level


It’s Happened Before: Paleoclimate Study Shows Warming Oceans Could Lead to a Spike in Seabed Methane Emissions - Inside Climate News

  2022-08-22 by in Inside Climate News

The slowdown of a key ocean current could release methane that is frozen in layers of organic seabed sediments along some of the world’s coastlines, a new study shows. Cold temperatures and high pressure on sea floors currently sequester about one-sixth of the world’s methane, a potent but short-lived greenhouse gas, in an ice-like form […]

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Methane


UN member states meet in New York to hammer out high seas treaty

  2022-08-15 in The Guardian

World leaders urged to agree treaty to protect marine life after groups say planet’s last wilderness treated ‘recklessly’

  Tagged under: Oceans


Antarctica's ice shelves could be melting faster than we thought

  2022-08-14 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

A new model developed by Caltech and JPL researchers suggests that Antarctica's ice shelves may be melting at an accelerated rate, which could eventually contribute to more rapid sea level rise. The model accounts for an often-overlooked narrow ocean current along the Antarctic coast and simulates how rapidly flowing freshwater, melted from the ice shelves, can trap dense warm ocean water at the base of the ice, causing it to warm and melt even more.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Antarctic | Ice Melting | Sea Level


Record coral cover on parts of Great Barrier Reef, but global heating could jeopardise recovery

  2022-08-03 in The Guardian

Fast-growing species of branching and plate-like corals push cover up but are also the preferred prey for crown-of-thorns starfish

  Tagged under: Oceans | Great Barrier Reef


Negative IOD declared

  2022-08-02 (or before) in Weather Zone Australia

A wet spring could be on the cards for large parts of Australia with a negative Indian Ocean Dipole now officially underway in the Indian Ocean. A negative Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) refers to a pattern of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Indian Ocean that causes more moisture-laden air to flow towards Australia. These negative IOD events, which occur on average once every five years, typically enhance northwest cloudbands over Australia and produce above-average rain over large areas of country's south and southeast during winter and spring. The Bureau of Meteorology has today declared that a negative IOD ev...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Extreme Rainfall | Predictions


Dr. Dryden & The Missing Plankton: science, media & climate activism - See Through News

  2022-07-31 in seethroughnews.org

A deep dive into counting plankton, science communication, and the media food chain

  Tagged under: Oceans | Activism | Ocean Acidification


Is ocean life being wiped out? | The Week

  2022-07-18 (or before) in The Week

Plant plankton, the microscopic vegetation that marine life depends upon, is dying out at an alarming rate. That spells bad news for all life, say scientists, ocean-dwelling or otherwise

  Tagged under: Oceans


The oceanic sink for anthropogenic CO2 from 1994 to 2007

  2022-07-18 (or before) in Science | AAAS

Ocean uptake of atmospheric CO2 continued apace between 1994 and 2007.

  Tagged under: Oceans


Climate Change…Equatorial Atlantic Ocean plankton productivity and Caribbean pollution….a think piece for debate

  2022-07-18 (or before) in SSRN - Social Science Research Network

We’ve been encouraged to think that climate change is just caused by the excess anthropogenic emission of carbon dioxide and methane, and that the impacts can b

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Methane | Caribbean | Climate Change Impacts


Our empty oceans: Scots team’s research reveals loss of plankton in equatorial Atlantic provoking fears of potentially catastrophic loss of life

  2022-07-17 (or before) in sundaypost.com

An Edinburgh-based research team fears plankton, the tiny organisms that sustain life in our seas, has all but been wiped out after spending two years collecting water samples from the Atlantic.

  Tagged under: Oceans


Global: Sea-Ice Concentration/Extent/Thickness

  2022-06-23 in Zack Labe

NOTE: Trends and variability in Arctic and Antarctic sea ice are affected by very different atmospheric/oceanic/ice processes and are in opposite seasons! Caution is advised for assessing any stati…

  Tagged under: Oceans | Antarctic | Arctic


Scientists unveil bionic robo-fish to remove microplastics from seas

  2022-06-22 in The Guardian

Tiny self-propelled robo-fish can swim around, latch on to free-floating microplastics and fix itself if it gets damaged

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Fish


Gigantic 'warming pool' severely disrupting marine life discovered in the Pacific Ocean

  2022-06-21 by in studyfinds.org

A team at the University of Hamburg notes that this phenomenon is over 1.1 million square miles is size and is almost certainly man-made.

  Tagged under: Oceans


Climate Change Evidence: How Do We Know?

  2022-06-16 (or before) in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

The rate of change since the mid-20th century is unprecedented over millennia.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Sea Level


Plastitar: mix of tar and microplastics is new form of pollution, say scientists

  2022-06-13 in The Guardian

Researchers in Canary Islands coin term for new type of marine pollution they say could be leaking toxic chemicals into oceans

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Wildlife


Climate-Proofing Management Research | Academy of Management Perspectives

  2022-06-04 (or before) in journals.aom.org

Climate change presents a variety of doomsday scenarios for human society, including more extreme and frequent storms, droughts, heatwaves and fires, the heating and acidification of oceans, rising sea levels, biodiversity decline, food shortages, as well as exacerbating geopolitical tensions and conflicts. While many corporations and communities are already anticipating and planning for various climate impacts, we argue that much management research is in denial of the profound consequences of a worsening climate crisis. This is evident in the relative neglect of climate change in our research and teaching and we argue reflects...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Drought | Climate Change | Ocean Acidification | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change Mitigation


Carbon dioxide now more than 50% higher than pre-industrial levels

  2022-06-03 in National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Carbon dioxide measured at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory peaked for 2022 at 421 parts per million in May, pushing the atmosphere further into territory not seen for millions of years, scientists from NOAA and Scripps Institution of Oceanography offsite link at the University of California San Diego announced

  Tagged under: Oceans | California


Fishing industry still ‘bulldozing’ seabed in 90% of UK marine protected areas

  2022-05-31 in The Guardian

New data shows ‘mystifying’ lack of progress in post-Brexit pledge to curb bottom-trawling, two years after landmark legislation

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife | Legislation


Transparency for a Sustainable Ocean | Global Fishing Watch

  2022-05-31 (or before) in Global Fishing Watch - Transparency for a Sustainable Ocean

Sustainable ocean through increased transparency: we create map visualizations, data and analysis to enable scientific research and transform ocean management

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish


Four key climate change indicators break records in 2021

  2022-05-17 in World Meteorological Organization

Geneva, 18 May 2022 (WMO) - Four key climate change indicators – greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification – set new records in 2021. This is yet another clear sign that human activities are causing planetary scale changes on land, in the ocean, and in the atmosphere, with harmful and long-lasting ramifications for sustainable development and ecosystems, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Ocean Acidification | Sea Level


BATTLEGROUND ANTARCTICA: ‘Gentleman’s agreement’: Despite mining ban, Russia scours Antarctica for massive fossil fuel deposits

  2022-05-17 by in Daily Maverick - South African news, opinion and investigations

The Kremlin’s mineral explorer says it has found a stunning 500 billion barrels of oil and gas below the Southern Ocean’s climate-threatened waters. Tapping these mooted reserves would not only hamper global efforts to fight the climate crisis. Known for flouting major agreements, a defiant Russia in the Antarctic could destroy the decades-long protected status of Earth’s last unmined frontier.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Minerals | Antarctic | Russia


Carbon Dioxide Removal from our oceans. Can we achieve 20 BILLION tonnes per year?

  2022-05-08 (or before) in YouTube

Carbon Dioxide Removal is the latest buzz phrase in the climate world. The IPCC tell us it will be essential to meet the goals of the Paris Accord. But it's ...

  Tagged under: Oceans | IPCC | Ocean Acidification


Plastic and Toxic Chemical-Induced Ocean Acidification Is Causing a Plankton Crisis and Will Devastate Humanity in the Next 25 Years. | Goes Foundation

  2022-05-07 (or before) in Goes Foundation

  Tagged under: Oceans | Ocean Acidification


The Oceans Appear to Be Stabilizing. Here's Why it's Very Bad News

  2022-05-02 (or before) in Newsweek

A more stably stratified ocean potentially favors more intense, destructive hurricanes—and that's not all.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Increasing ocean stratification over the past half-century - Nature Climate Change

  2022-05-02 (or before) in Nature

Seawater properties—temperature, salinity and density—cause stratification of the water column, limiting vertical exchange. Considering down to 2,000 m, ocean stratification is shown to have increased ~5.3% since 1960, with ~71% of the change occurring in the upper 200 m primarily from warming.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


‘Deep-sea gold rush’ for rare metals could cause irreversible harm

  2022-04-29 in The Guardian

Mining companies are planning to profit from the new industry, but environmental campaigners warn of disastrous consequences

  Tagged under: Oceans | Pacific Ocean


Global heating risks most cataclysmic extinction of marine life in 250m years

  2022-04-28 in The Guardian

New research warns pressures of rising heat and loss of oxygen are reminiscent of ‘great dying’ that occurred about 250m years ago

  Tagged under: Oceans


Seabed regulator accused of deciding deep sea’s future ‘behind closed doors’

  2022-04-01 in The Guardian

The ISA, obliged to frame industry rules by 2023, drops reporting service and is accused of lacking transparency in plans for mining

  Tagged under: Oceans | Pacific Ocean | Wildlife


UN ocean treaty is ‘once in a lifetime’ chance to protect the high seas

  2022-03-10 in The Guardian

Negotiators aim to agree on legal framework for protecting international waters that are key to ‘life as we know it’

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish


Bottom trawling triples in key marine protected area despite Brexit promise

  2022-02-28 in The Guardian

Analysis by the Marine Conservation Society shows dredging at England’s Dogger Bank site has increased despite government pledge to ban the practice

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife


NOAA/ESRL Global Monitoring Laboratory - THE NOAA ANNUAL GREENHOUSE GAS INDEX (AGGI)

  2022-02-20 (or before) in NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Laboratory

The Global Monitoring Laboratory conducts research on greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols, and surface radiation, and recovery of stratospheric ozone.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Sea Level to Rise up to a Foot by 2050, Interagency Report Finds

  2022-02-16 (or before) in NASA

NASA, NOAA, USGS, and other U.S. government agencies project that the rise in ocean height in the next 30 years could equal the total rise seen over the past 100 years.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


A Research Strategy for Ocean-based Carbon Dioxide Removal and Sequestration

  2022-02-16 (or before) in The National Academies Press

Download a PDF of "A Research Strategy for Ocean-based Carbon Dioxide Removal and Sequestration" by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for free.

  Tagged under: Oceans


World must ‘change track’ to protect oceans from climate crisis: Guterres

  2022-02-11 in UN News | Global perspective Human stories

The planet is facing the triple crises of climate disruption, biodiversity loss and pollution, Secretary-General António Guterres told the One Ocean Summit on Friday, warning that “the ocean shoulders much of the burden”.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


‘Oil spills of our time’: experts sound alarm about plastic lost in cargo ship disasters

  2022-02-09 in The Guardian

Sri Lankan beaches buried in pellets only ‘tip of the iceberg’ of environmental harm after analysis of nurdles from burning ship

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife | Health


How ‘super-enzymes’ that eat plastics could curb our waste problem

  2022-02-05 in The Guardian

Many micro-organisms have evolved chemical processes that enable them to digest plastics, potentially leading to a new form of recycling

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife


Extreme Heat is the ‘New Normal’ in Earth’s Oceans, Study Warns

  2022-02-01 (or before) in VICE

“It's telling us, right now, that it is out of balance. It is extremely hot," said the study's co-author.

  Tagged under: Oceans


Extreme heat in oceans ‘passed point of no return’ in 2014

  2022-02-01 in The Guardian

Formerly rare high temperatures now covering half of seas and devastating wildlife, study shows

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Wildlife


The recent normalization of historical marine heat extremes

  2022-02-01 (or before) in PLOS - Open Science

Climate change exposes marine ecosystems to extreme conditions with increasing frequency. Capitalizing on the global reconstruction of sea surface temperature (SST) records from 1870-present, we present a centennial-scale index of extreme marine heat within a coherent and comparable statistical framework. A spatially (1° × 1°) and temporally (monthly) resolved index of the normalized historical extreme marine heat events was expressed as a fraction of a year that exceeds a locally determined, monthly varying 98th percentile of SST gradients derived from the first 50 years of climatological records (1870–1919)...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Southern Ocean storms cause outgassing of carbon dioxide

  2022-01-26 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Storms over the waters around Antarctica drive an outgassing of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to a new international study with researchers from the University of Gothenburg. The research group used advanced ocean robots for the study, which provides a better understanding of climate change and can lead to better global climate models.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Antarctic


The smell of money: why locals think Peru’s billion-dollar fishmeal sector stinks

  2022-01-21 in The Guardian

Those living in the coastal city of Chimbote say the industry pollutes the air and water, makes their children sick and has put local fishers out of work

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Women and Children


Expanding national parks not enough to protect nature, say scientists

  2022-01-19 in The Guardian

‘Urgent’ coordinated action to tackle overconsumption, farming subsidies and the climate crisis also needed to halt biodiversity loss

  Tagged under: Oceans | Farming | Fish | Wildlife


‘It’s mind-boggling’: the hidden cost of our obsession with fish oil pills

  2022-01-18 in The Guardian

The market in this prized commodity is worth billions – but are the supposed benefits worth the cost to global ecosystems?

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife | Health


Jet Stream Center-of-Rotation to Shift 17 degrees Southward from North Pole to Greenland with Arcti

  2022-01-14 (or before) in YouTube

When all the sea-ice in the Arctic has vanished from melt and transport, what will happen? This so-called Blue-Ocean-Event (BOE) in the Arctic will mean that...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Albedo


Another Record: Ocean Warming Continues through 2021 despite La Niña Conditions - Advances in Atmospheric Sciences

  2022-01-11 (or before) in Springer Verlag

The increased concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere from human activities traps heat within the climate system and increases ocean heat content (OHC). Here, we provide the first analysis of recent OHC changes through 2021 from two international groups. The world ocean, in 2021, was the hottest ever recorded by humans, and the 2021 annual OHC value is even higher than last year’s record value by 14 ± 11 ZJ (1 zetta J = 1021 J) using the IAP/CAS dataset and by 16 ± 10 ZJ using NCEI/NOAA dataset. The long-term ocean warming is larger in the Atlantic and Southern Oceans than in other regions and is ...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Pacific Ocean | El Niño | Climate Change Mitigation


Unprecedented die-offs, melting ice: Climate change is wreaking havoc in the Arctic and beyond

  2022-01-06 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Forces profound and alarming are reshaping the upper reaches of the North Pacific and Arctic oceans, breaking the food chain that supports billions of creatures and one of the world's most important fisheries.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Climate Change | Fish | Ice Melting


Project Findings

  2021-12-30 (or before) in Microfiber Pollution & the apparel industry

Our research found that microfibers are prevalent in both aquatic and terrestrial habitats, from the bottom of the Indian Ocean to farmland in the United States. Our experimental results found that...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Farming


The Ocean Race discovers microfibres are rife in Europe’s seas

  2021-12-30 (or before) by in theoceanrace.com

* Microfibres were found in every sample taken by sailors this summer * The Baltic Sea was found to have the highest levels of microplastics in Europe, double the amount in the Mediterranean * The impact of the climate crisis on Europe’s seas was also measured

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Sea Level


To draw down carbon and cool off the planet, ocean fertilization gets another look | Science | AAAS

  2021-12-17 (or before) in Science | AAAS

  Tagged under: Oceans


Arctic Report Card 2021

  2021-12-16 (or before) in YouTube

Arctic Report Card: Update for 2021 - Tracking recent environmental changes, with 14 essays prepared by an international team of 111 researchers from 12 diff...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Ocean Acidification | Rivers | Alaska


Microbes Are Evolving to Digest Plastic, Study Finds - EcoWatch

  2021-12-14 in EcoWatch - For a Healthier Planet and Life

It’s no secret that plastic is taking over our planet at a rapid pace. Now, researchers of one study have found that microbes in the oceans and soil all around the world are quickly evolving to digest the plastic. The study authors say these findings show “a measurable effect of plastic pollution on the global microbial ecology.”

  Tagged under: Oceans


Rising From the Antarctic, a Climate Alarm

  2021-12-13 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Antarctic | Whales and Dolphins


A rush to mine the deep ocean has environmentalists worried

  2021-12-03 in Climate Home News

Tiny Nauru is behind a push to fast-track talks on mining rules for the deep seabed, which could see fragile habitats opened to exploitation as early as 2023

  Tagged under: Oceans


Nobel-winning stock market theory used to help save coral reefs

  2021-11-28 in The Guardian

Portfolio selection rules on evaluating risk used to pick 50 reefs as ‘arks’ best able to survive climate crisis and revive coral elsewhere

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife | Coral Reefs


Albatrosses pushed to ‘divorce’ because of climate change, study finds

  2021-11-27 (or before) by in Australian Breaking News Headlines & World News Online | SMH.com.au

And, yes, there is a documented rate of divorce for the normally monogamous birds.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


What caused Earth's biggest mass extinction?

  2021-11-24 (or before) in Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability

Scientists have debated until now what made Earth's oceans so inhospitable to life that some 96 percent of marine species died off at the end of the Permian period. New research shows the "Great Dying" was caused by global warming that left ocean animals unable to breathe.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Track Sea-level Changes Anywhere with NASA's New SEA Tool

  2021-11-10 (or before) in NASA Sea Level Change Portal

NASA's new SEA tool provides a snapshot of sea-level change for locations around the planet with just a click.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Sea Level


They pulled 63,000 pounds of trash from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but that's just the start

  2021-11-04 (or before) in USA Today

A half-mile long trash-trapping system named \

  Tagged under: Oceans | Pacific Ocean


Capitalism is killing the planet – it’s time to stop buying into our own destruction | George Monbiot

  2021-10-30 in The Guardian

Instead of focusing on ‘micro consumerist bollocks’ like ditching our plastic coffee cups, we must challenge the pursuit of wealth and level down, not up

  Tagged under: Oceans | Brazil | Capitalism


What caused Earth's biggest mass extinction?

  2021-10-08 (or before) in Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability

Scientists have debated until now what made Earth's oceans so inhospitable to life that some 96 percent of marine species died off at the end of the Permian period. New research shows the "Great Dying" was caused by global warming that left ocean animals unable to breathe.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Climate Change Evidence: How Do We Know?

  2021-09-25 (or before) in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

The rate of change since the mid-20th century is unprecedented over millennia.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Sea Level


Black Summer fires 'fertilised' the ocean so that algal blooms almost offset the emissions

  2021-09-15 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Iron-rich ash and smoke from the Black Summer bushfires dropped from the atmosphere into the Southern Ocean, fuelling enormous blooms of algae between New Zealand and South America.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Bushfires


The health case for urgent action on climate change

  2021-09-06 (or before) in The BMJ: British Medical Journal

Health professionals have a leading role It is about 30 years since warnings first appeared in prominent journals about the potential for large and wide ranging effects on human health from climate and other global environmental changes.123 To date, global action to tackle these burgeoning threats remains inadequate both in scale and in speed. For example, the pledged nationally determined contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions—as enshrined in the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change—are a first step, but even if fully implemented (and this is by no means certain), global average temperatures are still...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Rainfall | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Health


Economic Growth - Facing Future

  2021-08-21 (or before) in Facing Future

Infinite Growth on a Finite Planet “Global civilization has an operating system. It is disastrously flawed. It is killing us. It is known by two common names: money and growth economics. Money is a virus of the mind which uses humanity [and nature] for its own reproduction.” – Stuart Scott, Director of the Facing Future … Continue reading "Economic Growth"

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Oceans | Farming | Wildfires | Drought | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Methane | Economics | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels | Economic Growth | Sea Level | Trees | Sustainability


Surface Water Vulnerable to Widespread Pollution From Fracking, a New Study Finds - Inside Climate News

  2021-08-20 in Inside Climate News

Fossil fuels don’t just damage the planet by emitting climate-warming greenhouse gases when they are burned. Extracting coal, oil and gas has a huge impact on the surface of the earth, including strip mines the size of cities and offshore oil spills that pollute country-sized swaths of ocean.  Years of research has shown how the […]

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fracking | Fossil Fuels


Ocean Acidifying Faster Than Any Time in 300 Million Years, Study Says

  2021-08-14 (or before) in Yale E360

  Tagged under: Oceans


It’s official: July was Earth’s hottest month on record | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  2021-08-14 (or before) in National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

July 2021 has earned the unenviable distinction as the world’s hottest month ever recorded, according to new global data released today by NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.  “In this case, first place is the worst place to be,” said NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad, Ph.D. “Ju

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Heat stored in the Earth system: where does the energy go?

  2021-08-08 (or before) in Earth System Science Data

<p><strong class="journal-contentHeaderColor">Abstract.</strong> Human-induced atmospheric composition changes cause a radiative imbalance at the top of the atmosphere which is driving global warming. This Earth energy imbalance (EEI) is the most critical number defining the prospects for continued global warming and climate change. Understanding the heat gain of the Earth system – and particularly how much and where the heat is distributed – is fundamental to understanding how this affects warming ocean, atmosphere and land; rising surface temperature; sea level; and loss of grounded and floating i...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Earth Energy Imbalance | Ice Melting | Sea Level


Climate crisis: Scientists spot warning signs of Gulf Stream collapse

  2021-08-05 in The Guardian

A shutdown would have devastating global impacts and must not be allowed to happen, researchers say

  Tagged under: Oceans | Collapse


Critical measures of global heating reaching tipping point, study finds

  2021-07-28 in The Guardian

Carbon emissions, ocean acidification, Amazon clearing all hurtling toward new records

  Tagged under: Oceans | Tipping Points | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Ocean Acidification


Global Ocean Heat Content CDR

  2021-07-12 in National Centers for Environmental Information

The Ocean Heat Content Climate Data Record (CDR) is a set of ocean heat content anomaly (OHCA) time-series for 1955–present on 3-monthly, yearly, and pentadal (five-yearly) scales. This CDR quantifies ocean heat content change over time, which is an essential metric for understanding climate change and the Earth’s energy budget. It provides time-series for multiple depth ranges in the global ocean and each of the major basins (Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian) divided by hemisphere (Northern, Southern). 

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


UN sets out Paris-type plan to cut extinctions by factor of 10

  2021-07-12 in The Guardian

Ambitious draft goals to halt biodiversity loss revealed, with proposed changes to food production expected to ‘raise eyebrows’

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Wildlife | Food Production and Consumption


The Earth's Carbon Cycle

  2021-07-10 (or before) in YouTube

Animated diagram of the Earth's Carbon Cycle and how it has changed over time.Carbon, in various forms including CO2 and organic materials, is continually ex...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fossil Fuels


Controversial geoengineering scheme will dump iron in the sea

  2021-07-05 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Geoengineering


On avoiding dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system: Formidable challenges ahead

  2021-07-04 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

The observed increase in the concentration of greenhouse gases (GHGs) since the preindustrial era has most likely committed the world to a warming of 2.4°C (1.4°C to 4.3°C) above the preindustrial surface temperatures. The committed warming is inferred from the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates of the greenhouse forcing and climate sensitivity. The estimated warming of 2.4°C is the equilibrium warming above preindustrial temperatures that the world will observe even if GHG concentrations are held fixed at their 2005 concentration levels but without any other anthropogenic forc...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | IPCC | Climate Change | Sea Level | Climate Change Mitigation | Tipping Points


Atlantic Ocean: Subtle Shifts Hint at Dramatic Dangers (w/ Dr. Michael Mann)

  2021-06-28 (or before) in YouTube

Michael Mann weighs in on the worrisome shifts in the great conveyor belt, and the dangerous heatwave threatening the Pacific Northwest. 115 degrees in the s...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming | Heatwaves | Climate Change


‘The water is coming’: Florida Keys faces stark reality as seas rise

  2021-06-24 in The Guardian

Officials prepare to elevate streets despite financial shortfalls, amid recognition that not every home can be saved

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Sea Level | Florida


How are our cities going to look in a rapidly heating world? It won’t be long before 50C will be normal | James Bradley

  2021-06-14 in The Guardian

Hot weather bakes in disadvantage. Regenerating natural and living ecosystems will help us all

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Housing | Wildlife | Trees


Plastic rafting: the invasive species hitching a ride on ocean litter

  2021-06-14 in The Guardian

There is now so much ocean plastic that it has become a route for invasive species, threatening native animals with extinction

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife


Invasive Species Rafting on Ocean Plastics | Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

  2021-06-14 (or before) in Smithsonian Environmental Research Center | Understanding Ecosystems for a Sustainable Future

Postdoctoral fellow Linsey Haram sets up a pilot study to evaluate marine invertebrate settlement on plastic versus natural (wood) debris. Photo credit: Ignacio Gestoso 

  Tagged under: Oceans


‘We’re causing our own misery’: oceanographer Sylvia Earle on the need for sea conservation

  2021-06-12 in The Guardian

‘Queen of the Deep’ says it is not too late to reverse human-made damage to oceans and preserve biodiversity

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife


Planetary Boundaries: Exploring the Safe Operating Space for Humanity

  2021-06-04 (or before) in Ecology & Society

Rockström, J., W. Steffen, K. Noone, Å. Persson, F. S. Chapin, III, E. Lambin, T. M. Lenton, M. Scheffer, C. Folke, H. Schellnhuber, B. Nykvist, C. A. De Wit, T. Hughes, S. van der Leeuw, H. Rodhe, S. Sörlin, P. K. Snyder, R. Costanza, U. Svedin, M. Falkenmark, L. Karlberg, R. W. Corell, V. J. Fabry, J. Hansen, B. Walker, D. Liverman, K. Richardson, P. Crutzen, and J. Foley. 2009. Planetary boundaries:exploring the safe operating space for humanity. Ecology and Society 14(2): 32. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-03180-140232

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Ocean Acidification | Sustainability


Arctic sea ice thinning twice as fast as thought, study finds

  2021-06-04 in The Guardian

Less ice means more global heating, a vicious cycle that also leaves the region open to new oil extraction

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Sea Level


NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory - THE NOAA ANNUAL GREENHOUSE GAS INDEX (AGGI)

  2021-05-25 (or before) in NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Laboratory

The Global Monitoring Laboratory conducts research on greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols, and surface radiation, and recovery of stratospheric ozone.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


The future sea-level contribution of the Greenland ice sheet: a multi-model ensemble study of ISMIP6

  2021-05-17 (or before) in TC - Recent

<p><strong class="journal-contentHeaderColor">Abstract.</strong> The Greenland ice sheet is one of the largest contributors to global mean sea-level rise today and is expected to continue to lose mass as the Arctic continues to warm. The two predominant mass loss mechanisms are increased surface meltwater run-off and mass loss associated with the retreat of marine-terminating outlet glaciers. In this paper we use a large ensemble of Greenland ice sheet models forced by output from a representative subset of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) global climate models to project ice sheet changes and ...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Sea Level


Greenland ice sheet on brink of major tipping point, says study

  2021-05-17 in The Guardian

Scientists say ice equivalent to 1-2 metres of sea level rise is probably already doomed to melt

  Tagged under: Oceans | Tipping Points | Sea Level


Few realistic scenarios left to limit global warming to 1.5°C

  2021-05-16 (or before) in Science Daily

Of the over 400 climate scenarios assessed in the 1.5°C report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), only around 50 scenarios avoid significantly overshooting 1.5°C. Of those only around 20 make realistic assumptions on mitigation options, for instance the rate and scale of carbon removal from the atmosphere or extent of tree planting, a new study shows. All 20 scenarios need to pull at least one mitigation lever at 'challenging' rather than 'reasonable' levels.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming | IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Mitigation


Is Netflix's Seaspiracy film right about fishing damaging oceans? - BBC News

  2021-04-09 (or before) in The BBC

Are the activities of the fishing industry destroying the world's oceans as a new film suggests?

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish


How Industrial Fishing Creates More CO2 Emissions Than Air Travel

  2021-03-17 in TIME Magazine

A new study is the first to calculate the immense carbon toll of dragging weighted nets along the ocean floor

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Air Travel


Protecting the global ocean for biodiversity, food and climate - Nature

  2021-03-17 (or before) in Nature

Using a globally coordinated strategic conservation framework to plan an increase in ocean protection through marine protected areas can yield benefits for biodiversity, food provisioning and carbon storage.

  Tagged under: Oceans


Retailers join calls for ‘urgent’ action to restrict harmful tuna fishing methods

  2021-03-09 in The Guardian

‘Fish aggregating devices’ have been linked to depletion of yellowfin populations and increased bycatch in the Indian Ocean

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife


This Bioplastic Made From Fish Scales Just Won the James Dyson Award

  2021-03-07 (or before) by in Smithsonian Magazine

British product designer Lucy Hughes has invented a biodegradable plastic made from fish offcuts

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Women and Children | Sustainability


'Catastrophic': UK has lost 90% of seagrass meadows, study finds

  2021-03-04 in The Guardian

Scientists say restoring the lush habitats would boost wildlife, protect coasts and store carbon

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife


Atlantic Ocean circulation at weakest in a millennium, say scientists

  2021-02-26 in The Guardian

Decline in system underpinning Gulf Stream could lead to more extreme weather in Europe and higher sea levels on US east coast

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Sea Level


Likely weakening of the Florida Current during the past century revealed by sea-level observations - Nature Communications

  2021-02-25 (or before) in Nature

Understanding trends in ocean circulation and dynamics is hampered by a lack of long-term records. Here the author uses probabilistic reanalysis of available data to show that transport by the Florida Current has declined over the past 110 years, indicating a slowdown of Atlantic Ocean circulation.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level | Florida


Magnets, vacuums and tiny nets: the new fight against microplastics

  2021-02-18 in The Guardian

Tiny plastics are turning up in the air, our drinking water and our placentas. Here’s how innovators are handling the crisis

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Fish | Wildlife


The Terrifying Warning Lurking in the Earth’s Ancient Rock Record

  2021-02-06 (or before) by in The Atlantic

Our climate models could be missing something big.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Rainforests | Arctic | Climate Change | Antarctic | Sea Level


There is an Alarming Amount of Microplastics in Farm Soil—and Our Food Supply

  2021-01-27 (or before) in Civil Eats - Promoting Critical Thought About Sustainable Agriculture And Food Systems

More microplastics are contaminating agricultural lands than oceans, impacting plant development and ending up in produce and people.

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Farming


Global ice loss accelerating at record rate, study finds

  2021-01-25 in The Guardian

Rate of loss now in line with worst-case scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Sea Level


Fatal freshwater skin disease in dolphins linked to climate crisis

  2020-12-29 in The Guardian

Researchers report affected animals off the coasts of the US, South America and Australia

  Tagged under: Oceans | Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife


Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Nestlé named top plastic polluters for third year in a row

  2020-12-07 in The Guardian

Companies accused of “zero progress” on reducing plastic waste, with Coca-Cola ranked No 1 for most littered products

  Tagged under: Oceans


Trump kick-starts oil drilling licence sales in Arctic refuge

  2020-12-03 in The Guardian

Fossil fuel extraction sell-off in pristine Alaskan wilderness set for 6 January, predating Biden inauguration by days

  Tagged under: Oceans | Joe Biden | Donald Trump | Arctic | Wildlife | Alaska


Burning fossil fuels helped drive Earth’s most massive extinction

  2020-11-20 in Deccan Herald

Paleontologists call it the Permian-Triassic mass extinction, but it has another name: “the Great Dying.” It happened about 252 million years ago, and, over the course of just tens of thousands of years, 96% of all life in the oceans and, perhaps, roughly 70% of all land life vanished forever. The smoking gun was ancient volcanism in what is today Siberia, where volcanoes disgorged enough magma and lava over about a million years to cover an amount of land equivalent to a third or even half of the surface area of the United States.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fossil Fuels | Russia


The Ocean Carbon Sink Has Set the Next Political Hurdle | Hakai Magazine

  2020-11-10 (or before) by in Hakai Magazine

New research reveals that once anthropogenic carbon emissions drop, so too will the ocean’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide. That could make it seem like emission reduction efforts aren’t working.

  Tagged under: Oceans


War on NOAA? A Climate Denier’s Arrival Raises Fears the Agency's Climate Mission Is Under Attack - Inside Climate News

  2020-10-25 in Inside Climate News

In the shadow of the Trump administration’s dismissal of climate change, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has continued to press on with its work measuring the breadth and pace of the climate crisis. So far in 2020, NOAA recorded the nation’s hottest summer on record, the second-lowest Arctic sea ice minimum and the greatest […]

  Tagged under: Oceans | Donald Trump | Arctic | Climate Change


New Climate Warnings in Old Permafrost: 'It’s a Little Scary Because it’s Happening Under Our Feet.' - Inside Climate News

  2020-10-16 in Inside Climate News

A dive deep into 27,000 years worth of muck piled up on the bottom of the Arctic Ocean has spurred researchers to renew warnings about a potential surge of greenhouse gas emissions from thawing permafrost. By tracking chemical and organic fingerprints in long-buried layers of sediments remaining from previously frozen ground, the scientists showed that […]

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


'This Is Truly Terrifying': Scientists Studying Underwater Permafrost Thaw Find Area of the Arctic Ocean 'Boiling With Methane Bubbles'

  2020-10-14 (or before) in Common Dreams

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  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Methane


German research vessel to return from 'dying Arctic' | DW | 12.10.2020

  2020-10-12 (or before) by in Deutsche Welle

The German Alfred Wegener Institute's Polarstern ship is set to return to the port on Monday, bringing home devastating proof of a "dying Arctic Ocean" and warnings of ice-free summers in just decades.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Climate Change


Revealed: 97% of UK marine protected areas subject to bottom-trawling

  2020-10-09 in The Guardian

Vessels spent 200,000 hours in 2019 bottom trawling or dredging the seabed in protected areas set up to safeguard vital ecosystems

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife


As Climate Change Worsens, A Cascade of Tipping Points Looms

  2020-09-22 (or before) in Yale E360

New research warns that the earth may be approaching key tipping points, including the runaway loss of ice sheets, that could fundamentally disrupt the global climate system. A growing concern is a change in ocean circulation, which could alter climate patterns in a profound way.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Tipping Points | Climate Change


Israel fish deaths linked to rapid warming of seas

  2020-09-21 in The Guardian

Bacterial infection alongside quick rise in marine temperature may have triggered mortality, suggests study

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Israel


Ice Sheet Melting Is Perfectly in Line With Our Worst-Case Scenario, Scientists Warn

  2020-09-09 (or before) by in ScienceAlert

The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, which hold enough frozen water to lift oceans 65 metres, are tracking the UN's worst-case scenarios for sea level rise, researchers said Monday, highlighting flaws in current climate change models.

  Tagged under: Oceans | IPCC | Climate Change | Antarctic | Ice Melting | Sea Level


Greenland ice sheet lost a record 1m tonnes of ice per minute in 2019

  2020-08-20 in The Guardian

Climate-driven loss is likely to be the worst for centuries, and is pushing up sea levels

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


Plastic pollution in Atlantic at least 10 times worse than thought

  2020-08-18 in The Guardian

Scientists warn prevalence of plastic pollution may pose risks to human and ocean health

  Tagged under: Oceans | Health


Climate crisis exerting increasing impact on UK, says Met Office

  2020-07-30 in The Guardian

Extreme heat, less frost and snow, and trees coming into leaf earlier among signs in 2019

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Sea Level | Trees


Migratory river fish populations plunge 76% in past 50 years

  2020-07-27 in The Guardian

Decline in species such as salmon harms entire ecosystems and livelihoods, say researchers

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Rivers | Salmon | Wildlife


DMI Satellite SST analysis

  2020-07-27 (or before) in Danish Meterological Institute

  Tagged under: Oceans


The Keeling Curve

  2020-07-17 (or before) by in Scripps Institution of Oceanography

The Keeling Curve is a daily record of global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration maintained by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

  Tagged under: Oceans


Car tyres are major source of ocean microplastics – study

  2020-07-14 in The Guardian

Wind-borne microplastics are a bigger source of ocean pollution than rivers, say scientists

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Rivers


Supertrawlers ‘making a mockery’ of UK’s protected seas

  2020-06-11 in The Guardian

Vast vessels spent almost 3,000 hours fishing in officially protected areas in 2019

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish


Climate Change Might Trigger El Niño-like Pattern Over Indian Ocean by 2050: Study | The Weather Channel - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

  2020-05-24 (or before) in The Weather Channel and weather.com

The new study revealed that even a small increase in the surface temperature of the Indian Ocean can lead to the formation of El Niño-like patterns in the near future. - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

  Tagged under: Oceans | India | Climate Change | El Niño


North Atlantic's capacity to absorb CO2 overestimated, study suggests

  2020-04-03 in The Guardian

Research into ocean’s plankton likely to lead to negative revision of global climate calculations

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases


Climate crisis may have pushed world's tropical coral reefs to tipping point of 'near-annual' bleaching

  2020-03-31 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Mass bleaching seen along Great Barrier Reef could mark start of global-scale event, expert warns

  Tagged under: Oceans | Tipping Points | Extreme Weather | Great Barrier Reef | Coral Reefs


History’s Largest Mining Operation Is About to Begin

  2020-03-09 (or before) by in The Atlantic

It’s underwater—and the consequences are unimaginable.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Minerals | Papua New Guinea | Fossil Fuels | Namibia | Water Resources


Sandy coastlines under threat of erosion

  2020-03-02 (or before) in Nature

Sandy beaches occupy more than one-third of the global coastline1 and have high socioeconomic value related to recreation, tourism and ecosystem services2. Beaches are the interface between land and ocean, providing coastal protection from marine storms and cyclones3. However the presence of sandy beaches cannot be taken for granted, as they are under constant change, driven by meteorological4,5, geological6 and anthropogenic factors1,7. A substantial proportion of the world’s sandy coastline is already eroding1,7, a situation that could be exacerbated by climate change8,9. Here, we show that ambient trends in shoreline dy...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Amazon Rainforest | Climate Change | Sea Level


Antarctic temperature rises above 20C for first time on record

  2020-02-13 in The Guardian

Scientists describe 20.75C logged at Seymour Island as ‘incredible and abnormal’

  Tagged under: Oceans | Antarctic | Sea Level


Enhanced Weathering for Carbon Capture | Earth.Org

  2020-02-10 by in Earth.Org

In enhanced weathering, ocean alkalinity is increased through depositing rock particles into the ocean, mitigating ocean acidification.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Ocean Acidification


Antarctica's doomsday glacier is melting. Can we save it in time?

  2020-01-28 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Antarctic | Ice Melting | Sea Level


Atmosphere .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

  2020-01-26 (or before) in Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

  Tagged under: Oceans


Home .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

  2020-01-26 (or before) in Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

  Tagged under: Oceans


Race to exploit the world’s seabed set to wreak havoc on marine life

  2020-01-25 in The Guardian

New research warns that ‘blue acceleration’ – a global goldrush to claim the ocean floor – is already impacting on the environment.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish


Oceans are warming at the same rate as if five Hiroshima bombs were dropped in every second - CNN

  2020-01-16 (or before) by in CNN International

The world's oceans are now heating at the same rate as if five Hiroshima atomic bombs were dropped into the water every second, scientists have said.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Huge ‘hot blob’ in Pacific Ocean killed nearly a million seabirds

  2020-01-16 by Kenya Evelyn in The Guardian

Study finds common murres probably died of starvation after thousands of bodies washed up on North America’s Pacific coast

  Tagged under: Oceans | Birds | Pacific Ocean | Wildlife


Ocean temperatures hit record high as rate of heating accelerates

  2020-01-13 in The Guardian

Oceans are clearest measure of climate crisis as they absorb 90% of heat trapped by greenhouse gases

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Greenhouse Gases


Why do record ocean temperatures matter?

  2020-01-13 by Damian Carrington in The Guardian

Everything you need to know about the significance of the heat record set last year

  Tagged under: Marine Life | Heatwaves | Global Warming | Oceans | Climate Change | Wildlife


Australia Will Lose to Climate Change

  2020-01-06 (or before) in The Atlantic

Even as the country fights bushfires, it can’t stop dumping planet-warming pollution into the atmosphere.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming | Climate Change | Australia | Bushfires | Wildfires | Economic Growth | Great Barrier Reef | Coral Reefs


The missing 99%: why can't we find the vast majority of ocean plastic?

  2019-12-31 in The Guardian

What scientists can see and measure, in the garbage patches and on beaches, accounts for only a tiny fraction of the total plastic entering the water

  Tagged under: Oceans


Greenland's ice sheet melting seven times faster than in 1990s

  2019-12-10 by Fiona Harvey in The Guardian

Scale and speed of loss much higher than predicted, threatening inundation for hundreds of millions of people

  Tagged under: Oceans | Predictions | Science | Glaciers | Global Warming | Ice Melting | Greenland | Climate Change | Sea Level


Climate change: Oceans running out of oxygen as temperatures rise - BBC News

  2019-12-07 in The BBC

A warmer world means oceans are able to hold less dissolved oxygen, which is bad news for many fish.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Fish


Oceans losing oxygen at unprecedented rate, experts warn

  2019-12-07 in The Guardian

Sharks, tuna, marlin and other large fish at risk from spread of ‘dead zones’, say scientists

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Fish | Wildlife


We constantly eat microplastics. What does that mean for our health?

  2019-12-05 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Health


Tackling degraded oceans could mitigate climate crisis - report

  2019-12-04 in The Guardian

Sanctuaries and treaties to restore seas’ ecosystems would boost their capacity to absorb heat and store carbon

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Wildlife | Greenpeace


Warm ocean water delays sea ice for Alaska towns, wildlife | AP News

  2019-11-19 (or before) in Associated Press News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. research vessel Sikuliaq can break through ice as thick as 2.5 feet (0.76 meters). In the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska this month, which should be brimming with floes, its limits likely won’t be tested.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Wildlife | Alaska


Watch: There Is No Climate Crisis

  2019-11-13 in Climate Depot | A project of CFACT

By Tony Heller There is no climate crisis. There is no ocean acidification crisis. The Extinction Rebellion is based on superstition, not science.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Ocean Acidification


How Did a Virus From the Atlantic Infect Mammals in the Pacific? (Published 2019)

  2019-11-09 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Oceans | Pacific Ocean


Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows (Published 2019)

  2019-10-29 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Oceans


Empirical evidence that humans are causing global warming

  2019-10-25 (or before) in Global Warming and Climate Change skepticism examined

Direct observations find that CO2 is rising sharply due to human activity. Satellite and surface measurements find less energy is escaping to space at CO2 absorption wavelengths. Ocean and surface temperature measurements find the planet continues to accumulate heat. This gives a line of empirical evidence that human CO2 emissions are causing global warming.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming | Science | CO2 | Climate Change


Sea urchin population soars 10,000% in five years, devastating US coastline

  2019-10-24 in The Guardian

Voracious purple urchins in waters of California and Oregon pose threat to mighty kelp forests and risk upending delicate ecosystems

  Tagged under: Oregon | Oceans | Wildlife | California | Trees


Bittersweet nature of nitrogen calls for better management practices

  2019-10-23 (or before) in UN Environment Programme

Nearly 80 per cent of the air we breathe is nitrogen, a harmless inert gas. However, nitrogen also combines with other atoms to form chemical compounds—known as “reactive nitrogen” or “fixed nitrogen” (Nr)—that are essential for life on Earth but, at high concentrations, also hugely damaging to the environment.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Africa | Caribbean


The Return of the 'Blob': Hawaii's Reefs Threatened by Marine Heat Wave (Published 2019)

  2019-10-21 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Oceans | Coral Reefs


Populations of UK’s most important wildlife have plummeted since 1970

  2019-10-03 by Damian Carrington in The Guardian

Quarter of mammals and nearly half of birds assessed are at risk of extinction, says State of Nature report

  Tagged under: Oceans | Farming | Agriculture | Extinction | Biodiversity Loss | Wildlife | Birds


The biggest likely source of microplastics in California coastal waters? Our car tires

  2019-10-02 in Los Angeles Times

Driving is not just an air pollution and climate change problem. Turns out, rubber particles from car tires might be the largest contributor of microplastics in California coastal waters, according to the most comprehensive study to date.

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | California


Climate change: Scientists to report on ocean 'emergency' caused by warming - BBC News

  2019-09-24 (or before) in The BBC

Researchers from around the world meet to finalise a study on the impact of warming on oceans and icy regions.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming | Climate Change


Plastic alternatives may worsen marine pollution, MPs warn

  2019-09-12 in The Guardian

Committee says UK should reduce use of plastics rather than replace it with other materials

  Tagged under: Oceans


Video: The North Atlantic ocean current, which warms northern Europe, may be slowing » Yale Climate Connections

  2019-08-15 in Yale Climate Connections

'We are 50 to 100 years ahead of schedule with the slowdown of this ocean circulation pattern,' says climate scientist Michael Mann.

  Tagged under: Oceans


Oceans Are Melting Glaciers from Below Much Faster than Predicted, Study Finds - Inside Climate News

  2019-07-25 in Inside Climate News

Beneath the ocean’s surface, glaciers may be melting 10 to 100 times faster than previously believed, new research shows.  Until now, scientists had a limited understanding of what happens under the water at the point where land-based glaciers meet the sea. Using a combination of radar, sonar and time-lapse photography, a team of researchers has […]

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Predictions | Climate Change | Antarctic


Research Highlight: Loss of Arctic's Reflective Sea Ice Will Advance Global Warming by 25 Years

  2019-07-19 in Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Losing the remaining Arctic sea ice and its ability to reflect incoming solar energy back to space would be equivalent to adding one trillion tons of CO2 to the atmosphere, on top of the 2.4 trillion tons emitted since the Industrial Age, according to current and former researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Solar Energy | Ice Melting | Global Warming | Arctic


Manmade Antarctic snowstorm 'could save coastal cities from rising seas'

  2019-07-17 in The Guardian

Blowing trillions of tonnes of snow on to ice sheet could halt its collapse, researchers say

  Tagged under: Oceans | Antarctic | Geoengineering | Sea Level | Collapse


Boaty McBoatface makes major climate change discovery on maiden outing

  2019-06-18 (or before) in The Telegraph

Boaty McBoatface&rsquo;s maiden outing has made a major discovery about how climate change is causing rising sea levels.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Sea Level | David Attenborough


Meet the 'star ingredient' changing fortunes in Alaska's waters: seaweed

  2019-06-11 in The Guardian

Growing awareness of the climate crisis and a shift to plant-based diets have turned kelp farming into a thriving industry

  Tagged under: Oceans | Alaska


Harvard chemist: Permafrost N2O levels 12 times higher than expected

  2019-06-06 in Harvard Gazette

A recent study shows that nitrous-oxide emissions from thawing Alaskan permafrost are about 12 times higher than previously assumed. About a quarter of the Northern Hemisphere is covered in permafrost, which is thawing at an increasing rate. And, even though researchers are monitoring carbon dioxide and methane, no one seems to be monitoring N2O, the most potent greenhouse gas.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Alaska | Sustainability


'Decades of denial': major report finds New Zealand's environment is in serious trouble

  2019-04-18 in The Guardian

Nation known for its natural beauty is under pressure with extinctions, polluted rivers and blighted lakes

  Tagged under: Oceans | Rivers | Wildlife


Microplastic pollution revealed ‘absolutely everywhere’ by new research

  2019-03-07 in The Guardian

Contamination found across UK lakes and rivers, in US groundwater, along the Yantze river and Spanish coast, and harbouring dangerous bacteria in Singapore

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Rivers | Wildlife


Heatwaves sweeping oceans ‘like wildfires’, scientists reveal

  2019-03-04 in The Guardian

Extreme temperatures destroy kelp, seagrass and corals – with alarming impacts for humanity

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildfires | Heatwaves | Coral Reefs


Global reconstruction of historical ocean heat storage and transport | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2019-02-19 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Most of the excess energy stored in the climate system due to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions has been taken up by the oceans, leading to th...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases


OCEAN WARMING OFFERS CLUES

  2019-02-19 (or before) in Oxford Alumni

An article from Quad magazine about Oxford scientists reconstructing ocean warming from 1871 to 2017

  Tagged under: Oceans


Huge sailing ship could be cure for cargo's massive CO2 output - Plugboats

  2019-02-10 in Plugboats - Everything electric boats and boating

The stats are absolutely astounding on the enormity of emissions from the container ships that ply the oceans taking products

  Tagged under: Oceans


Boom in cruise holidays intensifies concern over 'emissions dodging'

  2019-02-01 in The Guardian

Many cruise ships use seawater to ‘wash’ dirty fuel to meet targets but dump washwater back in ocean

  Tagged under: Oceans


Greenland’s Melting Ice Nears a ‘Tipping Point,’ Scientists Say (Published 2019)

  2019-01-21 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Oceans | Tipping Points | Arctic | Ice Melting


Our oceans broke heat records in 2018 and the consequences are catastrophic

  2019-01-16 in The Guardian

Rising temperatures can be charted back to the late 1950s, and the last five years were the five hottest on record

  Tagged under: Oceans


Sea levels may rise more rapidly due to Greenland ice melt

  2018-12-05 in The Guardian

Run-off from vast ice sheet is increasing due to manmade global warming, says study

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN

  2018-10-08 in The Guardian

Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCC

  Tagged under: Oceans | Drought | IPCC | Climate Change | Sea Level


Microplastic pollution in oceans is far worse than feared, say scientists

  2018-03-12 in The Guardian

A study reveals highest microplastic pollution levels ever recorded in a river in Manchester, UK and shows that billions of particles flooded into the sea from rivers in the area in just one year

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Rivers | Sea Level


Pioneering Review of 632 Ocean Studies Says Marine Food Chain Will Collapse

  2015-10-15 by in ScienceAlert

A world-first review of hundreds of studies on ecological change in the world’s oceans suggests a global alteration of the marine ecosystem due to increasing CO2 emissions will result in the collapse of the food chain as we know it.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Collapse


The oceans are changing too fast for marine life to keep up

  2015-10-13 by in The Conversation

Over the past five years we’ve seen a significant increase in research on ocean acidification and warming seas, and their effect on marine life. Overall, unfortunately, the news is not good.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Ocean Acidification


Fresh water demand driving sea-level rise faster than glacier melt

  2012-05-20 in The Guardian

Trillions of tonnes of water have been pumped up from deep underground reservoirs in every part of the world, says report

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


Oceans Turning Acidic Faster than Past 300 Million Years

  2012-03-02 in Live Science

The ocean has become acidic in the past, but not as rapidly as it is now, according to researchers who examined the geologic record going back 300 million years for evidence of past acidification.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Ocean Acidification


What is the safe upper limit for atmospheric CO2?

  2008-01-01 in Grist.org: Climate. Justice. Solutions.

The nation's top climate scientist, NASA's James Hansen, apparently now believes "the safe upper limit for atmospheric CO2 is no more than 350 ppm," according to an op-ed by the great environmental writer Bill McKibben. Yet while preindustrial levels were 280, we're now already at more than 380 and rising 2 ppm a year! Like many people, in the 1990s I believed 550 was the target needed to avoid climate catastrophe -- but now it's clear that: 550 ppm would lead to the greatest disaster ever experienced by human civilization -- returning us to temperatures last seen when sea levels were some 80 feet higher. This is especially tr...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Amazon Rainforest | Sea Level


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