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Ocean Acidification: Impacts on Sea Life

Ocean Acidification: Impacts on Sea Life

In a more acidic ocean, shellfish, plankton and corals struggle to adapt.

Ocean Acidification: More CO2 = More Acidic

Ocean Acidification: More CO2 = More Acidic

CO2 mixes with seawater to form carbonic acid, making the oceans more acidic.

Extreme Weather Trends: What We Know

Extreme Weather Trends: What We Know

What scientists know well, and what's left to learn, about extreme weather and climate change.

Where’s the Heat? Check the Oceans

Where’s the Heat? Check the Oceans

Greenhouse gases are trapping a lot of heat in the climate system and most of it is ending up in the ocean.

Months of Warmer-Than-Normal Temperatures

Months of Warmer-Than-Normal Temperatures

While any one month with above average temps might reinforce the reality that the world is warming, it’s the trend of that really stands out.

Rise in Global Temps Since 1880

Rise in Global Temps Since 1880

Since the advent of modern recordkeeping in 1880, the global average temperature has risen 1.6°F.

Carbon Dioxide on the Rise

Carbon Dioxide on the Rise

Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to climb, averaging 400 parts per million for the month of February — the earliest in the year Earth has hit this global warming milestone on record.

Highest Levels in 800,000 Years

Highest Levels in 800,000 Years

This is the first time in at least 800,000 years, and possibly as long as 2 million, that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have been this high.