Ocean Conservation: Ocean Acidification and the Impacts of Fish Migration

Green Tech Challenge

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. We have written, here , that ocean acidification disrupts the growth and productive health of some sea life, the most vulnerable being shellfish larvae, and developing fish.

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

AGreenLiving

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. Additionally, the warm waters affect the ocean’s oxygen levels.

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The new vocabulary of climate change was written in Icelandic

Grist

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere is now rising at an even faster pace than when Magnason began looking for answers. He intuits that people want to read about Grandma, and once you’ve got readers warmed up, you can hit them with ocean acidification.

Carbfix turns emissions into stone

AGreenLiving

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.

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

Envirotec Magazine

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.

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

Business Green

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.".

Dire Scientific Warnings from the Study of Fossilized Shells and Our Hope for the Future

Green Market Oracle

million and affected more than half of the global population (4.2 Scientists have recently added to the body of evidence confirming global warming as the cause of previous extinction events. Human activity has already caused one degree Celsius of warming (1.8

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

Business Green

The intensifying storms, flooding, sea level rise, heatwaves, wildfires, and drought that are on the way could prove hugely challenging to the global economy, or they could prove genuinely catastrophic - the emissions pathway the world opts for will likely determine which scenario plays out.

Can manufacturing green sand beaches save our planet?

AGreenLiving

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.

Meat Industry Climate Claims – Criticisms and Concerns

DeSmogBlog

methane) from animal and land management and land-use change, which make the biggest warming contributions in the agricultural sector.”. These come from deforestation, changes in soil carbon, methane emissions, emissions from fertilisers, manure, farm machinery, and animal feed production.