A new report sheds light on the future impacts of climate change on marine species across the United Kingdom. Focussing on 21 marine species listed as ‘threatened’ or ‘declining’, ranging from sharks and rays to seahorses and oysters, predictive models were used to forecast the impacts of climate change on ‘habitat suitability’. Factors such as […]

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The EU’s Copernicus Climate Service have confirmed that April 2024 temperatures was the hottest on record. The Service routinely publishes monthly climate bulletins reporting on the changes observed in global surface air and sea temperatures, sea ice cover and hydrological variables. All the reported findings are based on computer-generated analyses and according to ERA5 reanalysis […]

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Storms and heavy rain pushed up weather-related home insurance claims in the UK by more than a third last year to a record £573m, according to industry data. The repair bill for storm damage and other extreme weather during 2023 was £150m more than in 2022, the Association of British Insurers said, contributing to an […]

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Sea ice cover in the polar oceans has a key role in climate, ecology and society. It influences global ocean circulation, the radiation budget, global climate sensitivity and ice sheet mass loss; it offers habitats for plankton and wildlife; and it provides a vital lifeline for native communities. Sea ice extent (SIE, the total surface […]

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WMO report shows every climate indicator broken The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) “State of the Global Climate 2023” report confirms that last year broke every single climate indicator to be, by far, the warmest year on record. The report finds that, in 2023, concentrations of greenhouse gases continued to rise; ocean heat content and sea […]

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The UK’s plans for adapting to the effects of the climate crisis “fall far short” of what is required, the government’s statutory adviser has said. The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has examined the national adaptation programme published by ministers last July, intended to set out how people, buildings and vital national infrastructure such as water, transport, energy […]

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A new paper led by Plymouth Marine Laboratories (PML) investigated the expansion of the non-native Pacific oysters in a hotter Europe, considering the varying possible climate scenarios that we may face in the future. The study was led by PML researcher Dr Robert Wilson, who said: “Our study addressed a simple question: What matters the […]

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