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. 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

We see headlines and think we understand the words in them: ‘glacial melt,’ ‘record heat,’ ‘ocean acidification,’ ‘increasing emissions,’” he writes. “If He intuits that people want to read about Grandma, and once you’ve got readers warmed up, you can hit them with ocean acidification.

Rising sea temperatures and coral loss: “Most detailed scientific picture to date”

Envirotec Magazine

The report, the sixth edition produced by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), is said to provide the most detailed scientific picture to date of the toll elevated temperatures have taken on the world’s reefs.

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

'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.".

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

Envirotec Magazine

Ocean-based climate action can play a much bigger role in shrinking the world’s carbon footprint than was previously thought. It could deliver up to a fifth (21%, or 11 GtCO2e) of the annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions cuts needed in 2050 to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Our future health and prosperity are closely linked to the state of the ocean,” said Erna Solberg, co-chair of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy and Prime Minister of Norway.

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

Grist

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. Methane is an especially potent greenhouse gas: During its 12-year lifespan after being released, it traps 84 times as much heat as carbon dioxide, and its effect on global warming over a century is 34 times that of CO2.

'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.

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.”. A separate analysis from Oxford University’s Our World in Data project found that transitioning to a global vegan diet could save 6.6

Climate change is adversely affecting childrens health worldwide

AGreenLiving

Today’s children are facing climate crisis-related health issues, warns The Lancet ’s Countdown on Health and Climate Change, the annual research collaboratively conducted by 35 global institutions. Collated and published each year before the international negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), The Lancet ’s Countdown strongly emphasizes that tackling climate change would be a significant global health opportunity.

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.