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The world's coastlines with a 6 meter (19+ foot) rise in sea level. NASA

Sea Level Rise is Far Worse Than Previously Thought

Rising levels of greenhouse gasses are increasing global temperatures and this is causing sea levels to rise. Global warming causes sea levels to rise by melting ice sheets, glaciers, and sea ice; it also causes water to warm and expand. Sea-level rise and resultant flooding may be the greatest challenge facing humanity. Scientists agree that sea levels will rise and…

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Ocean Acidity Rising 10x Faster Than At Any Time in the Past 55 Million Years

Ocean acidification continues to rise at a rate “unprecedented in Earth’s history,” a direct result of past and current increases in carbon and greenhouse gas emissions, posing significant threats to the health and integrity of marine ecosystems and the diverse range of products and services they provide the world over, according to a report produced by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme,…

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Oceans heating up faster now than in the past 10,000 years, says new study

Posted on 5 November 2013 by John Abraham If the latest research is correct, our oceans are heating up much faster now than they have in the past 10,000 years. This is one of the conclusions that is drawn from a recently published paper in Science.…

State of the Oceans report sends stark warning for health of marine ecosystems

State of the Oceans Report: Sending Out An SOS

A preliminary report released today by an international panel of interdisciplinary marine scientists on behalf of the International Programme on the State of the Oceans gives a stark warning that unless the combined threats facing the world’s ocean are not curbed soon, a marine mass extinction could occur on a scale unprecedented in human history. “The findings are shocking,” said…

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NOAA chief warns that oceans are undergoing rapid and unprecedented changes

Oceans: NOAA Chief Warns of “Unprecedented” Changes

Speaking at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on Wednesday, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) chief Jane Lubchenco warned that a combination of climate change, overfishing, pollution and other stresses are causing “unprecedented” changes to the world’s oceans. “For the oceans as well as the rest of the planet,” Lubchenco said, “the rates and scales and kinds of…

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NASA’s Climate Monitoring Plans

Despite the setback of the failed mission of NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory, two other missions – Aquarius and Hydros – are planned that will provide scientists and researchers vital data into the state of Earth’s climate and the effects human activity has in climate change and global warming.

Will Arctic Summer Ice Disappear By 2015?

The poles are warming at least twice as fast as the rest of the globe, what immediate and long-term actions must we take to mitigate the worst consequences of climate change?