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Satellites observe record-breaking marine heatwave hit North Atlantic

Concerns about a marine life die-off later this year have been raised by ocean temperatures between the U.K. and Ireland that are almost 9 degrees Fahrenheit (5 degrees Celsius) higher than long-term norms for this time of year. According to satellite measurements, the unexpected marine heatwave was particularly severe near the normally cold northeastern coasts […]

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Oceans surged to another record-high temperature in 2022

‘The fact that we’re seeing such clear increases in ocean heat content, extending over decades now, shows that there is a significant change underway,’ one long-time researcher says. The amount of excess heat buried in the planet’s oceans, a strong marker of climate change, reached a record high in 2022, reflecting more stored heat energy

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

Giant ice sheets, ocean currents and permafrost regions may already have passed point of irreversible change The climate crisis has driven the world to the brink of multiple “disastrous” tipping points, according to a major study. It shows five dangerous tipping points may already have been passed due to the 1.1C of global heating caused

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African leaders blast European no-shows at climate adaptation summit

Presidents of Senegal, DRC and Ghana travelled to Rotterdam to talk about adapting to climate change. Only one European leader was there to meet them African leaders have criticised their European counterparts for missing a summit in Rotterdam on how Africa can adapt to climate change. While three African presidents flew to the Netherlands for

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France’s Macron urges world leaders to better protect oceans

LISBON, Portugal — French President Emmanuel Macron urged other world leaders Thursday to better protect the planet’s oceans by adopting an international agreement modeled on the legally binding Paris climate accords. Macron traveled to Portugal after attending a NATO summit in neighboring Spain to make a speech at the U.N. Ocean Conference in Lisbon. Macron

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Tanya Plibersek declares environment ‘is back front and centre’ in Australia at UN ocean conference

Environment minister receives enthusiastic welcome in Lisbon and flags five blue carbon projects to safeguard ocean health Australia’s new environment minister, Tanya Plibersek, has received an enthusiastic welcome in Lisbon at the UN ocean conference after flagging five new blue carbon projects and declaring that “under the new Australian government, the environment is back –

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The Current Rate of Ocean Warming Could Bring the Greatest Extinction of Sealife in 250 Million Years

A new study suggests that warming, oxygen-starved seas could lead marine species to vanish at a rate matching the planet’s biggest extinction event on record. If greenhouse gas pollution remains unchecked, global warming could trigger the most catastrophic extinction of ocean species since the end of the Permian age, about 250 million years ago, scientists

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Plastic summit could be most important green deal since Paris accords, says UN

World leaders will come together online and in Nairobi, Kenya, next week, in what is described as a “critical moment” in progress towards the first ever global treaty to combat plastic waste. Inger Andersen, director of the UN Environment Programme, said an agreement at the UN environment assembly could be the most important multilateral pact

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