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Ocean Conservation: Ocean Acidification and the Impacts of Fish Migration

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Put simply, ocean acidification is the imbalance of chemical content in ocean water; whereby there is increased acidity, and upward temperature changes. The ocean has experienced a 26% pH drop in the last century. Ocean acidification has negative effects on sea-life and the ecosystem. Another concerning effect of ocean acidification is fish migration, which has been occurring in large and increasing numbers.

The new vocabulary of climate change was written in Icelandic


For most people, what climate change really means for humanity’s future hasn’t sunk in yet; otherwise, he reasons, everyone would be clamoring for action. During the years he spent gathering research for his book, the world changed dramatically.


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IPCC landmark report warns about the state of the oceans, polar ice content and the climate crisis


The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — which is, in fact, the UN body responsible for communicating on the deteriorating climate — has officially recognized the oceans as a critical component in the climate change crisis. Warming ocean temperatures are becoming commonplace and are melting ice sheets and glaciers and contributing to rising sea levels. But our climate is in dire crisis.

Can manufacturing green sand beaches save our planet?


It sounds too good to be true — spread some rocks on a beach and the ocean will do the work to remove carbon dioxide from the air, reversing global warming. When rain falls on volcanic rocks, it weathers them down, then flows into the ocean. There, oceans further break down the rocks. Carbon dioxide removed from the air becomes bicarbonate, which helps grow the shells of marine organisms and is stored in limestone on the ocean floor.

UN report: Ocean-based climate action could deliver a fifth of emissions cuts needed to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C

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An area of seagrass and rock on the seabed, Mediterranean sea, France: “Blue carbon” ecosystems could prevent approximately 1 gigatonne of CO2e from entering the atmosphere by 2050, says the report. Ocean-based climate action can play a much bigger role in shrinking the world’s carbon footprint than was previously thought. This report signals an exciting new pathway to a low-carbon, climate-resilient future. Ocean Conference in June 2020.

Carbfix turns emissions into stone


An Icelandic startup has an intriguing solution to the emissions problem: turn carbon into stone. As most of us know, trees and plants bind carbon from the atmosphere. Carbfix’s technology just makes the process of the carbon getting into the rocks a lot faster. The startup dissolves carbon in water, which interacts with reactive rock formations, “to form stable minerals providing a permanent and safe carbon sink,” according to the Carbfix website.

'Every fraction of warming matters': World careering towards irreversible climate impacts, top scientists warn

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Landmark IPCC report provides wave of stark warnings, but stresses that rapidly putting the global economy on course to net zero emissions by 2050 could hugely reduce the escalating impacts that will result from a warmer world. The changes we experience will increase with additional warming.".

'Climate breakdown has already begun': Green figures react to IPCC's landmark climate warning

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Roundup of reaction from politicians, NGOs, and business figures as the world's top climate scientists serve up latest evidence on scale of potential climate cataclysm ahead. Global heating is affecting every region on Earth, with many of the changes becoming irreversible. "We

Meat Industry Climate Claims – Criticisms and Concerns


For more information, read our full investigation into the meat industry’s messaging on climate change. Meat companies downplay their climate impacts by excluding the majority of their emissions. Gt CO2e – “almost as much as global food emissions today.”.

The answer to climate-killing cow farts may come from the sea


This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. But the incident pointed to a serious problem: Ruminant livestock, mostly cattle, account for 30 percent of all global methane emissions, pumping out 3 gigatons of the gas every year in their burps, farts, and manure. According to the United Nations , reducing methane emissions from cows could be one of the quickest ways to slow climate change.