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Anya Waite (second from left) highlights the critical role of the ocean in regulating our climate, and the need to invest in observing oceans that store more than 90 per cent of all carbon, at COP27’s Earth Information Day event. (The Global Ocean Observing System)

Behind the scenes: How COP27 reached a deal that supports better monitoring of oceans to curb climate crisis

COP27’s agreement on observing the oceans sets a strong foundation for policymakers to invest in internationally linked observation that will help countries better monitor these carbon sinks.
A tree knocked down by post-tropical storm Fiona leans against a house in Sydney, N.S. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Vaughan Merchant

Lessons from Fiona: Global collaboration is key to preparing for future hurricanes

Hurricane Fiona is the most devastating storm to hit Atlantic Canada. International collaboration between ocean measurement institutions is necessary to help efficiently plan responses to hurricanes.
Warmer-water preferring fish species like sardines and squid may soon dominate seafood menus on the west coast of Canada. (Shutterstock)

Climate change is now on the menu at seafood restaurants

As the ocean temperature rises, many marine species are moving toward the north and south poles in search of cooler waters, thus rewriting the menus of seafood restaurants on the West Coast of Canada.
Shutterstock/Adel Newman

The ocean is our greatest climate regulator. It must be a stronger part of climate policy and action

The ocean has been buffering us from the impacts of climate change, but it is reaching the limit of this capacity. Integrating ocean and climate policy will be crucial.
The latest climate change assessment by scientists is a ‘code red for humanity’, according to the UN. Toa55/Shutterstock

Have climate change predictions matched reality? Podcast

How scientists are improving their understanding of the connection between extremes and climate change – and what’s to come. Listen to The Conversation Weekly.
Morgan Pratchett, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

The outlook for coral reefs remains grim unless we cut emissions fast — new research

A study of 183 coral reefs worldwide quantified the impacts of ocean warming and acidification on reef growth rates. Even under the lowest emissions scenarios, the future of reefs is not bright.

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