New study published in Nature Climate Change says a combination of warming temperatures and ocean acidification is putting nearly all of the world’s coral reefs under threat.
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Article in Science maps the future threats to Antarctic ecosystems and finds global climate change a particular worry for the region’s conservation.
Carbon Capture and Storage still remains on the of the most viable technologies to aid climate change mitigation, but what would be the impacts of a CO2 leakage in the world’s oceans?
The Rio+20 document is jam packed with caveats, ifs, buts and maybes. So what concrete action does it contain, and what implications are there for action on climate change?
Oceans cover 70% of the earth’s surface, and provide 99% of the world’s living space, but mankind is slowly destroying a key source of food, the planet’s thermostat and a home to millions of species.
Head of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission tells RTCC that acidification of the oceans must be recognised as a ‘critical issue and acted upon’ at Rio+20
RTCC takes you through the science of climate change and the oceans.
Mark Lynas, envrionmentalist and author of ‘The God Species’ spoke to RTCC about ocean acidificiation and its links to climate change.
Dr Donna Roberts writes for RTCC from the Mawson Centenary Cruise to Commonwealth Bay in Antarctica.
Researchers from Plymouth Marine Laboratory are finding increased levels of ocean acidity affect the entire marine ecosystem.