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Yale Environment 360 reports on a new study published in the journal Science that concludes that marine heatwaves have become more than 20 times more frequent over the past 40 years due to human activity and the burning of greenhouse gases. The new research is the first to analyze the anthropogenic impacts on marine heatwaves, and points to the need for ambitious climate action.

A marine heatwave in the northern Pacific Ocean in September 2019.

Read the full report here.