How will the oceans change in a warmer world?

A useful, if slightly simplistic, overview of how the oceans will be affected by increased atmospheric temperatures has just been published on Al Jazeera’s website.  It is a good introduction to some of the issues we will be exploring later this year.

For those of us who live near the coast, the oceans have a clear and direct impact on our everyday lives; storms, varying sea levels, fishing and recreation.  However, if we live inland, what possible influence can the oceans have on us?  For those of us who live in the developed world climate change is our problem, our fault, and we have to act now to prevent the situation from worsening.  A sceptic would argue that climate change is not the problem of the developing world.

If only life on our planet was that simple.

The full article can be found here

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