The temperature variability at the south pole is so extreme it currently masks human-caused effects. The Antarctic interior is one of the few places left on Earth where human-caused warming cannot be precisely determined, which means it is a challenge to say whether, or for how long, the warming will continue. … [Read more...] about South pole warming three times faster than rest of the world, our research shows
Extinction from climate change
The most crucial thing plankton can help us understand, however, is likely to be how the climate crisis is affecting our oceans. The shifting distribution of plankton is a measurable effect of rising sea temperatures. By studying samples over 30 years, Ostle has found that plankton living in colder waters have significantly smaller areas where they can thrive. Meanwhile, plankton living in warmer waters are moving towards cooler conditions in the poles. … [Read more...] about Tiny plankton tell the ocean’s story – this vast marine mission has been listening
“For many countries we can see a very good argument for them to undertake public investment spending, because this is going to be a crisis where people are going to hold back spending for a while. The private sector will hold back from spending for a while, so there is a role for public investment,” she said. … [Read more...] about UK should prioritise green projects to kickstart economy, says IMF
Gale would rather be out on his boat, a 1953 trawler he had for nine years but recently sold to a man in North Carolina. “It made me good money, but I couldn’t find a crew! You just can’t find anyone who wants to work shrimp boats any more. Most of ’em are on drugs. Give ’em a check and they’re gone.” He has a small boat he can run himself now. … [Read more...] about We are eating shrimp in record numbers. But for how much longer?
Sea Life Brighton has also put up a television screen for other aquarium inhabitants, to help ensure they don't become lonely due to the lack of interaction during lockdown. … [Read more...] about ‘Bring back my screen!’ Grouper fish binge-watches RuPaul’s Drag Race during lockdown as worried aquarium workers stream the TV series to its tank to stop it getting lonely