Tag: Oceans

‘We Have Less Time Than We Thought’: Alarming New Study Shows Oceans Have Retained Far More Heat Than Previously Believed

"We thought that we got away with not a lot of warming in both the ocean and the atmosphere for the amount of CO2 that we emitted. But we were wrong," Laure Resplandy, a geoscientist at Princeton University who led the new study, told the Washington Post.

“The planet warmed more than we thought. It was hidden from us just because we didn’t sample it right. But it was there. It was in the ocean already.”

via ‘We Have Less Time Than We Thought’: Alarming New Study Shows Oceans Have Retained Far More Heat Than Previously Believed

Study Shows 300,000 US Homes at Risk, $1 Trillion Price Tag as Rising Seas Trigger Chronic Flooding

Damage to homes in coastal areas could set off a domino effect—eroding property values, weakening tax bases, and affecting schools and infrastructure

via Study Shows 300,000 US Homes at Risk, $1 Trillion Price Tag as Rising Seas Trigger Chronic Flooding

193 nations urge action to protect oceans despite US withdrawal from Paris agreement – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The 193 UN member nations issue an urgent call for action to reverse the decline of world’s oceans, with US backing the plan.

Source: 193 nations urge action to protect oceans despite US withdrawal from Paris agreement – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Earth’s oceans are warming 13% faster than thought, and accelerating | John Abraham | Environment | The Guardian

John Abraham: Our new study improves estimates of the rate of ocean warming – a critical component of climate change

Source: Earth’s oceans are warming 13% faster than thought, and accelerating | John Abraham | Environment | The Guardian

The Amount of Plastic in the Ocean Could Outweigh Fish by 2050 | VICE News

With the plummeting price of oil, the cost of the raw petrochemicals that go into plastics is lower than using recycled materials — and conservationists worry that offers little hope for a let up in the amount of plastic entering the world’s oceans.

Source: The Amount of Plastic in the Ocean Could Outweigh Fish by 2050 | VICE News

Deep Ocean Warming Happening at ‘Alarming’ and Increasingly Rapid Rate | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Nearly half of the increases in ocean temperature between 1865-2015 occurred in just the past 20 years, a rate which is steadily getting quicker, a new study published Monday reveals.

Source: Deep Ocean Warming Happening at ‘Alarming’ and Increasingly Rapid Rate | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Marine biologists discover rubbish haul in stomach of dead whale in Taiwan – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Taiwanese marine biologists discover a mass of plastic bags and fishing net in the stomach of a dead whale.

Source: Marine biologists discover rubbish haul in stomach of dead whale in Taiwan – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)