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David Miliband, co-founder of Global Ocean Commission, explains its purpose

An environmental catastrophe with greater economic impact than the global financial crash is occurring on the high seas, according to David Miliband. The former foreign secretary is to lead a new, high-level international effort to end the lawlessness of the oceans, which will be unveiled this week. The high seas, which lie beyond any national […]

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Global Ocean Commission formed to fight degradation of the ocean

The Global Ocean Commission, an independent body of international leaders aiming to reverse degradation of the ocean,  has been launched to seek to restore it to full health and productivity. The group chaired by former Costa Rican President (and Carbon War Room President) José María Figueres, South African cabinet minister Trevor Manuel and former UK […]

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The Global Carbon Budget

Using data provided by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with further information from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, The Global Carbon Project has just published the highlights of the Global Carbon Budget, dealing with all the main CO2 emission sources, their rise and the pathways to atmosphere. It may be read from here […]

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Global Warming – the chilling evidence

A comprehensive report on the horrors of Global Warming including its impact upon the marine system has just been produced for the World Bank by Climate Analytics. It is entitled Turn down the heat — why a 4 Degree warmer world must be avoided. It is a very large and thorough 84 page report taking […]

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Latest Study on the North Atlantic Conveyor/Gulf Stream

A very disturbing 20 minute video on the decline and probable demise of the North Atlantic Conveyor a.k.a. Gulf Stream due to changes in the Thermohaline Circulation (THC) has just been made by the Thor Project. It points to the possibility/probability that Northern Europe may soon become uninhabitable due to Spring/Summer droughts and bitterly cold […]

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IMO states that “ocean fertilisation” is illegal

IMO International Maritime Organisation Parties to the international treaties which regulate the dumping of wastes and other matter at sea have issued a statement of concern regarding the deliberate ocean fertilization activity that was recently reported to have been carried out in July of 2012 in waters off the west coast of Canada. The Contracting […]

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Climate Change Marine Impact

The Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) new website content at www.mccip.org.uk  gives much interesting evidence on how climate change is affecting our coast and seas, the marine ecosystem, sea level rise and ocean acidification.

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Memories of the 1953 North Sea Surge

An Anglia TV film recalling the great North Sea Surge of January 1953 can be seen by visiting the East Anglian Film Archive. Pictures of the damage and interviews with those recalling the event bring to our attention that such devastation could soon come again, perhaps even this winter. The cuts in the sea defence […]

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Dire forecasts by Cambridge University professor over Arctic sea ice melting

One of the world’s leading ice experts has predicted the final collapse of Arctic sea ice in summer months within four years. In what he calls a “global disaster” now unfolding in northern latitudes as the sea area that freezes and melts each year shrinks to its lowest extent ever recorded, Prof Peter Wadhams of […]

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Smallest recorded extent of summer Arctic sea ice confirmed

Sea ice in the Arctic has shrunk to its smallest extent ever recorded, smashing the previous record minimum and prompting warnings of accelerated climate change. An iceberg melts, drips water in Kulusuk Bay, eastern Greenland Arctic sea ice cover has been shrinking since the 1970s when it averaged around 8m sq km a year, but […]

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New ‘Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership’ document

Paul Buckley of the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) and Secretariat of CEFAS, Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0HT, UK, has sent us news of a new document for the Climate Smart Working programme that draws together examples of adaptation to Climate Change, ranging from the global to local scale, intended to help share […]

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Our warming sea

BBC radio 4’s excellent ‘Costing the Earth’ ran a 30-minute programme based on the impact that rising sea temperatures will have and what species we are likely to both gain and lose around our coast. Already we are witnessing a change of planktonPlankton is a generic term for a wide variety of the smallest yet […]

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Loss of Arctic Sea Ice now more than 70%

Paul Buckley via the Marine Climate Change Impact Partnership newsletter, passes on the content of a new study that shows the radical decline of Arctic sea ice is now at least 70% due to human-induced climate change emissions, and could be in fact be as much as 95%. The ice reduction has been accelerating since […]

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