New research shows ocean warming poses "immediate threat" to keystone reef-building coral in the Caribbean 6 November 2014

New research shows ocean warming poses "immediate threat" to keystone reef-building coral in the Caribbean

New research published in The Proceeding of the Royal Society - Biological Sciences provides new insights on the threat  ocean warming poses on coral growth in Mesoamerican barrier reefs.  The research, partially funded by CPO's Climate Monitoring program, used laboratory experiments to examine the adverse effects of ocean warming and acidification, and showed that the warming predicted by the IPCC for the end of the 21st century produced a five-fold decrease in coral calcification - the process by which corals produce calcium carbonate (CaCO3) and build reefs.

CPO staff attend 1st Meeting of the Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS 2020) Steering Committee 13 October 2014

CPO staff attend 1st Meeting of the Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS 2020) Steering Committee

The Climate Program Office's David Legler and Kathy Tedesco attended the First Meeting of the Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS 2020) Steering Committee in Ansan, Korea from Oct. 6 - 9, 2014.

Pulwarty invted to keynote at the VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum 6 October 2014

Pulwarty invted to keynote at the VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum

Roger Pulwarty is an invited keynote speaker at the VII Americas Competitiveness Forum. Roger  has been asked to speak on climate science and services: education and innovations. 

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