While the research predicts “a potentially bleak future for many marine species,” the authors say it “also measures how much our oceans and the life within them stand to benefit from both climate change mitigation and adaptation.”90% of Marine Species Face Extinction Under Emissions Status Quo: Study
Ocean waters are now warmer, more acidic and hold less oxygen. Ocean ecosystems, already stressed from overfishing and pollution, face escalating risks of further degradation. With melting sea ice, rising sea levels and growing extreme weather events, human health and well-being now face many threats, most aimed at coastal populations.
There is a monster in our oceans, and it isn’t sharks, it’s us.
“The planet warmed more than we thought. It was hidden from us just because we didn’t sample it right. But it was there. It was in the ocean already.”
Damage to homes in coastal areas could set off a domino effect—eroding property values, weakening tax bases, and affecting schools and infrastructure
The 193 UN member nations issue an urgent call for action to reverse the decline of world’s oceans, with US backing the plan.
John Abraham: Our new study improves estimates of the rate of ocean warming – a critical component of climate change
With the plummeting price of oil, the cost of the raw petrochemicals that go into plastics is lower than using recycled materials — and conservationists worry that offers little hope for a let up in the amount of plastic entering the world’s oceans.
Nearly half of the increases in ocean temperature between 1865-2015 occurred in just the past 20 years, a rate which is steadily getting quicker, a new study published Monday reveals.