Why is Reuters puzzled by global warming's acceleration?Guardian Unlimited | 24 Apr 2013
'Climate scientists struggle to explain warming slowdown,' said Reuters. But warming is speeding up, and scientists can explain it. There are periods when the ocean heats up more quickly than the surface, and other periods when the surface heats up more quickly than the oceans.
Study reveals seasonal patterns of tropical rainfall changes from global warmingEurekAlert | 16 Apr 2013
Projections of rainfall changes from global warming have been very uncertain because scientists could not determine how two different mechanisms will impact rainfall. The two mechanisms turn out to complement each other and together shape the spatial distribution of seasonal rainfall in the tropics, according to the study of a group of Chinese and Hawaii scientists that is published in the April 14, 2013, online issue of Nature Geoscience.
Submerged banks in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, greatly increase available coral reef habitatOxford Journals | 20 Feb 2013
Harris, P. T., Bridge, T. C. L., Beaman, R. J., Webster, J. M., Nichol, S. L., and Brooke, B. P. 2013. Submerged banks in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, greatly increase available coral reef habitat. – ICES Journal of Marine Science, 70: 284–293.
Antarctic key to tackling climate issuesNew Zealand Herald | 18 Jan 2013
Antarctica is "ground zero" for global warming, climate scientists say, and New Zealand will be the first to feel the effect of its melting ice. As the world warms, researchers' eyes are turning to the frozen continent, where trillions...
Geo-engineering against climate changeEurekAlert | 19 Dec 2012
(Inderscience Publishers) Plans for seeding the oceans with iron fail to take into account several factors that could scupper those plans, according to Daniel Harrison of the University of Sydney Institute of Marine Science, NSW, Australia, writing in the International Journal of Global Warming.
More ice loss through snowfall on AntarcticaEurekAlert | 12 Dec 2012
(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)) Stronger snowfall increases future ice discharge from Antarctica. Global warming leads to more precipitation as warmer air holds more moisture -- hence earlier research suggested the Antarctic ice sheet might grow under climate change. Now a study published in Nature shows that a lot of the ice gain due to increased snowfall is countered by an acceleration of ice-flow to the ocean.
Warming temperatures will change Greenland's faceEurekAlert | 13 Nov 2012
(City College of New York) Global climate models abound. What is harder to pin down, is how a warmer global temperature might affect any specific region on Earth. Dr. Marco Tedesco, associate professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, and a colleague have made the global local. Using a combination of climate models, they predict how different greenhouse gas scenarios would change the face of Greenland and impact sea level rise.
192: Who's Thinking Ahead About Climate? (radio)worldoceanobservatory.org | 12 Oct 2012
The political debate about climate in the United States has resulted in a stalemate. Save for the voices of a determined few, a silence has enveloped the issue, effectively shutting the conversation down. In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill will ask the question, "Is anyone out there thinking ahead about climate?"
Experts: Global warming means more Antarctic iceNew Zealand Herald | 11 Oct 2012
The ice goes on seemingly forever in a white pancake-flat landscape, stretching farther than ever before. And yet in this confounding region of the world, that spreading ice may be a cockeyed signal of man-made climate change, scientists say.
Warmer oceans could mean smaller fishWorld Fishing | 03 Oct 2012
A new study led by fisheries scientists at the University of British Columbia has found that changes in ocean and climate systems could lead to smaller fish.
Global warming will make fish smaller - researchNew Zealand Herald | 01 Oct 2012
A hearty fillet of fish, already a rare treat because of over-trawled oceans, will become even more infrequent in the future when global warming starts to reduce fish size, scientists say.
Fish to shrink by up to a quarter due to climate change, study revealsGuardian Unlimited | 30 Sep 2012
Global warming is likely to shrink the size of fish by as much as a quarter in coming decades, according to a groundbreaking new study of the world's oceans. The reduction in individual fish size will be matched by a dwindling of overall fish stocks, warned scientists, at a time when the world's growing human population is putting ever greater pressure on fisheries.
Sea Otters May Be Global Warming Warriorsnews.discovery.com | 18 Sep 2012
Sea otters might be on the frontlines of the fight against global warming, according to a new study showing the fur-coated swimmers keep sea urchin populations in check, which in turn allows carbon dioxide-sucking kelp forests to prosper.