Understanding climate
for the benefit of society

Andreas Hadsel Opsvik

Kommunikasjonsrådgjevar ved Bjerknessenteret for klimaforskning.


Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research

Rom 4080,
Jahnebakken 5

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E-mail: andreas.opsvik@uib.no

Phone: 90840010

By taking up CO2, the oceans slow down the pace of climate change. But this invaluable service of the oceans comes at a cost. Are Olsen, Nadine Goris, Siv Kari Lauvset and Ingunn Skjelvan are revisiting the problem of ocean acidification in a new Foresight Brief published by the UN Environment. 

Do we have the right tools to reach the targets agreed upon in Paris? Do climate models deliver what we need to tackle climate change? These questions were on the agenda for Norwegian climate modelers last week. 

The Arctic is about to shrink, shows a new study, as an important part of the Arctic Ocean shifts over to an Atlantic climate regime. The rapid climate shift occurs in the northern Barents Sea—the Arctic warming hotspot where the surface warming and loss of winter sea ice is largest in the entire Arctic. 

What climate research does governments need, and what can scientists offer? ICOS Norway and the Norwegian Environment Agency discussed the issues in a June seminar.

Both government and research gets value from quality assured measurements of the carbon cycle.