Dire Consequences for World's Oceans

New York Times: "Earth’s oceans are under severe marine_debris_hawaii_cropped.jpg strain from climate change, a major new United Nations report warns, which threatens everything from the ability to harvest seafood to the well-being of hundreds of millions of people living along the coasts."

"Rising temperatures are contributing to a drop in fish populations in many regions, and oxygen levels in the ocean are declining while acidity levels are on the rise, posing risks to important marine ecosystems, according to the report issued Wednesday by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a group of scientists convened by the United Nations to guide world leaders in policymaking."

Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

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