Oxygen Levels Drop in Oceans
Researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado report that climate change has already caused a drop in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans in some parts of the world. The predict that these effects will become evident across large parts of the ocean between 2030 and 2040, with major implications for marine life. Click here.
Cyclone Risks for Bangladesh
World Bank researchers project that rising sea levels will increase Bangladesh land surface exposed to high levels of cyclonic inundation by more than 50 percent. The country, 1/68 the size of the U.S., is home to 155 million people. Click here.
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
Spending bills before Congress would significantly cut funding for important climate change research by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Click here.
Record CO2 Increase
Boosted by El Niño, CO2 levels reached 409.44 parts per million in April, a record increase of 5 ppm over the previous year. Scientists are concerned that levels may never again drop below 400 ppm. Click here.
A study by Progress in Oceanography suggests that shark attacks are increasing because of climate change, pushing sharks northward and humans into the ocean to escape the heat. Click here.