From mussels to meadows, the sea offers big lessons for all life

In the Tuscan Archipelago, the seagrass meadows capture carbon up to 35 times faster than tropical rainforests. The underwater flowering plants have the potential to be an essential tool in the fight against climate change but are vulnerable to disturbance from human activities such as tourism and fishing. Coordinated from Cork, Ireland, the four-year Marine SABRES … Read more

As climate change intensifies, Europe seeks local ways to adapt

Climate adaptation requires communities to plan ahead for the unavoidable changes coming our way not just immediately but decades from now. By  SARAH WILD In the freezing reaches of Greenland, fissures in the ice sheet mark the battle lines in the fight against climate change. Greenhouse gases (GHG) are driving up global temperatures, melting the ice … Read more

Advanced forecasting to help millions on coasts and in cities cope with climate-change impacts

Climate adaptation requires communities to plan ahead for the unavoidable changes coming our way not just immediately but decades from now. By  SARAH WILD In the freezing reaches of Greenland, fissures in the ice sheet mark the battle lines in the fight against climate change. Greenhouse gases (GHG) are driving up global temperatures, melting the ice … Read more

“The impacts have come faster and have been more hefty than we had thought”

Ahead of this month’s COP27 conference in Egypt, we speak to the co-chair of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report who tells us the destructive influence of climate change is coming more quickly and more intensively than predicted. By  ANTHONY KING Professor Hans-Otto Pörtner is a climatologist, an oceans’ expert and co-chair on the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment … Read more