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Sea surface salinity has a massive influence on Earth’s climate. With Aquarius, scientists will have a new way to measure that influence in a consistent way. Today’s computer models reliably predict global temperatures. But when it comes to ocean salinity, the picture gets fuzzier. Researchers use a wide range of methods to gather data, making

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Czech Academy of Sciences presents the educational series Undistorted Science V. WATER Water is the most important component of life on Earth. Welcome on board this part of Undistorted Science. Water fills three quarters of the Earth’s surface. Due to the amount of water the Earth is called the Blue Planet. Blue, like the water,

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Welcome to Extinction Update an environmental alarm clock today we bring you five stories of human stupidity fucking up planet Earth like did you know there’s a wall of shit covered wet wipes blocking the London Thames? Or that MDMA is killing trees? Or that human DNA could be changing due to air pollution? Our

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The oceans cover four-fifths of the earth’s surface. They are already the largest and most important carbon sink on the planet, storing around 50 times as much greenhouse gas as the atmosphere. To date, they and their highly complex ecosystems have not been fully explored. Some climate scientists are now proposing that global warming could

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about 1 million tons of water contaminated where the radiation is in storage at Japan’s tsunami wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant and the amount is increasing by an average of some 170 tons each day the Japanese government now close to running out of space for it announced a draft proposal on Monday that suggests

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So the ocean affects climate by storing and transporting huge amounts of heat and carbon dioxide, and so if we want to understand how the climate’s going to evolve in the future we need to know what’s happening in the oceans. About 90% of the extra heat energy that’s been stored by the Earth’s system

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[Background Music] – A dire warning on climate change. – You’re battling mother nature, you’re likely to lose. – The damage is particularly devastating for farmers. – Irreversible damage by the worst flooding in a lifetime. – Nearly a million species are at risk of extinction. LAURE RESPLANDY: Earth is an ocean planet. The ocean

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The fundamental issue about climate change, the difficulty, is the delayed response of a system and that’s due to the ocean’s heat capacity. But then the effective heat capacity, the surface temperature, depends on the rate of mixing of the ocean water and I have presented evidence from a number of different ways that models

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Most people have heard of the mysterious Bermuda Triangle in the west of the North Atlantic. But did you know that there’s also a similarly deadly region in the Pacific, known as the Devil’s Sea? Located off Japan’s coast in the world’s biggest ocean this area has swallowed up ships and aircraft both in the

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