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Warmer Future Oceans Could Cause Phytoplankton to Thrive Near Poles, Shrink in Tropics

In the future, warmer waters could significantly change ocean distribution of populations of phytoplankton, tiny organisms that could have a major effect on climate change.

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Do The Math : A Global Movement, by 350.ORG

“Do The Math” refers to the simple and terrifying new reality of the climate crisis: the fossil fuel industry currently has 2,795 gigatons of carbon in their reserves, five times more than the maximum 565 gigatons the world can emit and keep warming below 2°C, a goal agreed to by nearly every nation on earth, including the United States.

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Arctic Summer Wind Shift Could Affect Sea Ice

Changes in summer Arctic wind patterns contribute not only to an unprecedented loss of Arctic sea ice, but could also bring about shifts in North American and European weather, according to a new NOAA-led study.

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Climate change: EU rebrands green energy campaign

The European Commission believes that policies to cut greenhouse gases will only work if individuals share the vision of a low-carbon society.

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Sea Change in Climate Adaptation Planning in Cuba

Climate change exposes Cuba not only to more destructive hurricanes, but also to higher temperatures, recurrent drought and intense rains, while the projected rise in the sea level will endanger coastal areas.

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Arctic sea ice shatters previous low records; Antarctic sea ice edges to record high.

This September, sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean fell to the lowest extent in the satellite record, which began in 1979.

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Venice Lagoon Research Indicates Rapid Climate Change in Coastal Regions

Researchers believe that this is partly as a result of a process known as the ‘urban heat island effect’; where regions experiencing rapid industrial and urban expansion produce vast amounts of heat, making the area warmer than its surroundings.

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Climate Change: Fish Species Are Expected To Shrink

Scientists argue that failure to control greenhouse gas emissions will have a greater impact on marine ecosystems than previously thought.

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Salt Marsh Carbon May Play Role in Slowing Climate Warming

A warming climate and rising seas will enable salt marshes to more rapidly capture and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, possibly playing a role in slowing the rate of climate change, according to a new study led by a University of Virginia environmental scientist.

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