September 9, 2016

The hidden crisis of the oceans

Guardian -  The soaring temperature of the oceans is the “greatest hidden challenge of our generation” that is altering the make-up of marine species, shrinking fishing areas and starting to spread disease to humans, according to the most comprehensive analysis yet of ocean warming.

The oceans have already sucked up an enormous amount of heat due to escalating greenhouse gas emissions, affecting marine species from microbes to whales, according to an International Union for Conservation of Nature report involving the work of 80 scientists from a dozen countries.

The profound changes underway in the oceans are starting to impact people, the report states. “Due to a domino effect, key human sectors are at threat, especially fisheries, aquaculture, coastal risk management, health and coastal tourism.”

1 comment:

greg gerritt said...

We live in a fact free country. if it feels right, say it and if it matches the needs of the super rich, people will be convinced by any means necessary that it is true, even if it is totally false. Climate deniers are among the worst criminals on the planet because many people are dying due to their misdeeds. that we never prosecuted the villians behind tobacco advertising is why the climnate deniers get to do thier misdeeds. In fact it is the same PR firms and lobbyists who got away with it before. that the people of Louisiana have not risen up against the people destroying their communities with carbon shows how powrful the liars are, and why they must be stopped.