The circulation in the North Atlantic Ocean can dampen or enhance temperature increase and ice melt in certain decades. Researcher warns against interpreting reduced temperature increase as a sign of a slow-down in climate change.
Variations on various time scales can lead to apparent intensifications or pauses in global warming. Nour-Eddine Omrani writes about his recent study on the mechanisms behind oscillations in the North Atlantic.
The deep-ocean floor is the least explored ecosystem on the planet. DNA collected during 15 international deep-sea expeditions reveal the regions and organisms most important for removing carbon from the surface. Tristan Cordier writes about his new study.
In the last decades, little sea ice in the Arctic in fall has been associated with cold winters in Europe. A new study signals little reason to prepare for frosty nights and heavy snow, despite less than normal ice in the north.
Oxygen depletion is affecting the ecology in the open ocean as well as near the coast. Anne Gro Vea Salvenes and Elin Darelius write about a recent study aiming to learn more about deoxygenation and its impact.
Earth has been a snowball. In a new study, Heiko Goelzer and colleagues have used an Earth system model to study the transitions between a glaciated and a non-glaciated Earth, around 700 million years ago.
"The human footprint is everywhere, even on remote islands", John Birks writes about a new study of past ecology. All around the world, human arrival on islands rapidly affected the local biodiversity.