Melting ice, sea level rise, ocean acidification, heat waves, and deadly storm surges are among the many threats outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
According to a new study, ocean acidification is setting off a dangerous feedback loop that’s dissolving the very bottom of the ocean.
Human impacts on the environment are putting our future at risk, they say.
If we put another 310 gigatons of carbon into the ocean by 2100, which we’re well on track to do, we enter “unknown territory.”
As humans burn fossil fuels and mow down forests with abandon, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere skyrockets—and it ends up in the ocean. Now, scientists are turning to kelp to suck up that CO2.
Atmospheric carbon levels are probably stuck at 400 parts per million, scientists say.
New report from the Queensland government recommends altering land use and improvement farm management.
The methane contributes to ocean acidification, which is impacting the shellfish industry in the Pacific Northwest, but is probably not a big contributor to climate change — yet.
Researchers say the chemical oxybenzone damages the DNA of baby corals, disruptes their endocrine system, causes the corals to deform, and induces bleaching.
Nearly half of marine vertebrates have disappeared in the past forty-five years, according to the World Wildlife Fund, and human activity is to blame.