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How the warming oceans can blind sea creatures

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Pilots flying at high altitudes need extra oxygen, or they’ll start to lose vision — and eventually pass out.

Similarly, creatures dwelling in the oceans also require oxygen to see. Unfortunately for them, the seas are now gradually losing oxygen, a problematic marine event known as deoxygenation. Recognizing that this loss of oxygen could also cause blindness in sea organisms, scientists at the Scripps Institution for Oceanography tested how reduced oxygen levels impacted the vision of…

How the warming oceans can blind sea creatures

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Pilots flying at high altitudes need extra oxygen, or they’ll start to lose vision — and eventually pass out.

Similarly, creatures dwelling in the oceans also require oxygen to see. Unfortunately for them, the seas are now gradually losing oxygen, a problematic marine event known as deoxygenation. Recognizing that this loss of oxygen could also cause blindness in sea organisms, scientists at the Scripps Institution for Oceanography tested how reduced oxygen levels impacted the vision of…

How the warming oceans can blind sea creatures

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Pilots flying at high altitudes need extra oxygen, or they’ll start to lose vision — and eventually pass out.

Similarly, creatures dwelling in the oceans also require oxygen to see. Unfortunately for them, the seas are now gradually losing oxygen, a problematic marine event known as deoxygenation. Recognizing that this loss of oxygen could also cause blindness in sea organisms, scientists at the Scripps Institution for Oceanography tested how reduced oxygen levels impacted the vision of…

How the warming oceans can blind sea creatures

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Pilots flying at high altitudes need extra oxygen, or they’ll start to lose vision — and eventually pass out.

Similarly, creatures dwelling in the oceans also require oxygen to see. Unfortunately for them, the seas are now gradually losing oxygen, a problematic marine event known as deoxygenation. Recognizing that this loss of oxygen could also cause blindness in sea organisms, scientists at the Scripps Institution for Oceanography tested how reduced oxygen levels impacted the vision of…

Airborne NASA scientists just filmed something troubling in Greenland

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Scientists aboard a NASA airplane swooped over some of Greenland’s largest glaciers on Monday, spotting melted ice and raging rivers.

It’s significant, because though it’s not nearly summer, large blue ponds have already formed on the icy ground. NASA’s Operation IceBridge researchers observed this as part of their mission to watch for changes in Earth’s giant masses of polar ice. Greenland, in particular, has been melting at an accelerated rate for some two decades.

“Although the story…

Why sea creatures are fleeing their homes

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There are 3,800 big thermometers floating in the ocean, and the readings don’t lie: Over 90 percent of the warming created by humans is soaked up by the seas. Unsurprisingly, many creatures are feeling the heat. 

In new research published Wednesday in the journal Nature, scientists found that global warming has forced twice as many marine species than land species to vanish from their hotter habitats —particularly near the already balmy equator. All the species examined were cold-blooded,…

We’re probably not going to hit the world’s most important climate goal

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2 degrees Celsius. 

It’s one of the most widely-publicized numbers in the world. In 2015, world leaders convened in Paris and agreed to limit the planet’s warming this century to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-Industrial Revolution temperatures — and possibly even cap Earth’s warming at an ambitious 1.5 degrees Celsius (or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit). 

To get there, leaders proposed rapidly slashing heat-trapping carbon emissions from power plants, cars, and industry. But it wasn’t ever…

Why sea creatures are fleeing their homes

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There are 3,800 big thermometers floating in the ocean, and the readings don’t lie: Over 90 percent of the warming created by humans is soaked up by the seas. Unsurprisingly, many creatures are feeling the heat. 

In new research published Wednesday in the journal Nature, scientists found that global warming has forced twice as many marine species than land species to vanish from their hotter habitats —particularly near the already balmy equator. All the species examined were cold-blooded,…

Why sea creatures are fleeing their homes

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There are 3,800 big thermometers floating in the ocean, and the readings don’t lie: Over 90 percent of the warming created by humans is soaked up by the seas. Unsurprisingly, many creatures are feeling the heat. 

In new research published Wednesday in the journal Nature, scientists found that global warming has forced twice as many marine species than land species to vanish from their hotter habitats —particularly near the already balmy equator. All the species examined were cold-blooded,…

We’re probably not going to hit the world’s most important climate goal

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2 degrees Celsius. 

It’s one of the most widely-publicized numbers in the world. In 2015, world leaders convened in Paris and agreed to limit the planet’s warming this century to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-Industrial Revolution temperatures — and possibly even cap Earth’s warming at an ambitious 1.5 degrees Celsius (or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit). 

To get there, leaders proposed rapidly slashing heat-trapping carbon emissions from power plants, cars, and industry. But it wasn’t ever…