Here comes another dismal science forecast, with human carbon emissions due to rise this year.
The world’s oceans are a vast reservoir of heat and a slow register of natural climate change.
The spread of the human horde means under a quarter of the world’s habitable land now counts as wilderness.
Science knows that ocean warming is occurring. A big challenge now is to work out how quickly the temperature is rising.
Humankind has already disturbed or degraded six-sevenths of the world's oceans. And that is apart from the rising acidification and other malign consequences of global warming.
New studies say that what affects the ocean's circulation may not be driven by man-made climate change—it may be responding to a long-term natural climate cycle.
In 80 years, the global cost of rising seas could be at astronomical levels, with the oceans nearly two meters higher than now.
The nearly indestructible bits are now present in every liter of ocean water and could pose a threat to life as great as climate change.
Experiments in Australia confirm that increased temperatures reduce the flow of energy up the marine food web.
The reefs have always lived near the edge. But now, in just four decades of climate change, the risks have multiplied fivefold.