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Scientists warn G7 leaders over the existential costs of climate change – The National

Explained: what is the G7 and why the 2021 summit is in Cornwall A group of world-leading climate scientists are calling on G7 leaders to factor in the dire costs of failing to keep global warming below 1.5°C this century,…

Fighting For The Truth About The Great Barrier Reef

It is an injustice that turtles are blown up in the Gulf of Mexico because American oil companies choose a particular and inappropriate method for undertaking surveys before setting explosives. If they did underwater, rather than aerial surveys, it would…

Declining growth rates of global coral reef ecosystems

(Southern Cross University) If the trend of declining coral growth continues at the current rate, the world’s coral reefs may cease calcifying around 2054, a new Southern Cross University study has found.Drawing on research from the late 1960s until now, the paper published in Communications & Environment reveals the global spatiotemporal trends and drivers of coral reef ecosystem growth (known as calcification). 116 studies from 53 published papers were analyzed.

Research grants awarded to regional scientists studying the red sea’s coral reef

(Red Sea Reef Foundation) The Red Sea Reef Foundation has awarded research grants to five scientists from Israel and Jordan who are studying corals in one of the world’s largest marine refuges from climate change.

Climate change is making ocean waves more powerful, threatening to erode many coastlines – The Conversation AU

Sea level rise isn’t the only way climate change will devastate the coast. Our research, published today, found it is also making waves more powerful, particularly in the Southern Hemisphere. We plotted the trajectory of these stronger waves and found…

World Oceans Day: Harnessing the Power of ‘Blue Carbon’ in Mitigating Climate Change – International Atomic Energy Agency

The IAEA joins hands with the leading experts from all over the world to study organically absorbed carbon, known as Blue Carbon, captured and stored especially by coastal ecosystems, such as seagrass meadows, mangrove forests and tidal marshes to understand…

To Respond to Rising Sea Levels, The Maldives is Building a Floating City

Late 19th and early 20th century fiction was filled with visions of a brave new world where science, technology, and machinery would come together to build metropolises under the sea, floating in the air, or out in space. Now a Dutch planning and architecture firm is working with the Maldives to create a 200-hectare floating […]

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Managing global climate change — and local conditions — key to coral reefs’ survival – National Science Foundation

Research News Managing global climate change — and local conditions — key to coral reefs’ survival Local conditions influenced outcomes for corals after heat-stress events Scientists studied coral reefs like those in the Florida Keys. June 8, 2021 Australian researchers…

Carbon Dioxide Driving Climate Change Increases – NPR

This 2019 photo provided by NOAA shows the Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory in Hawaii. Measurements taken at the station in May 2021 revealed the highest monthly average of atmospheric carbon dioxide in human history. Susan Cobb/NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory…

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BUSINESS: Nations rush to insure coral reefs to protect wildlife, hotels

With the Atlantic hurricane season already underway, a sprawling multinational coalition is racing to implement an innovative insurance and climate change mitigation program for the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere.