The ocean regulates climate. Changing waters mean a changing climate.
Changing ocean waters will harm many ocean organisms, disrupt ocean food chains, and affect the ocean's ability to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, thereby altering Earth's climate.
NAO: Driving Climate Across the Atlantic
The fickle Nordic sister of El Niño, the North Atlantic Oscillation, regularly stirs up trouble in Europe, Canada, and the eastern U.S. Take an in-depth look at the little-known, yet significant, NAO.