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Sea Level Rise is Far Worse Than Previously Thought

Rising levels of greenhouse gasses are increasing global temperatures and this is causing sea levels to rise. Global warming causes sea levels to rise by melting ice sheets, glaciers, and sea ice; it also causes water to warm and expand. Sea-level rise and resultant flooding may be the greatest challenge facing humanity. Scientists agree that […]Read More

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Ocean Acidity Rising 10x Faster Than At Any Time in

Ocean acidification continues to rise at a rate “unprecedented in Earth’s history,” a direct result of past and current increases in carbon and greenhouse gas emissions, posing significant threats to the health and integrity of marine ecosystems and the diverse range of products and services they provide the world over, according to a report produced […]Read More

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State of the Oceans Report: Sending Out An SOS

A preliminary report released today by an international panel of interdisciplinary marine scientists on behalf of the International Programme on the State of the Oceans gives a stark warning that unless the combined threats facing the world’s ocean are not curbed soon, a marine mass extinction could occur on a scale unprecedented in human history. […]Read More

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Oceans: NOAA Chief Warns of “Unprecedented” Changes

Speaking at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on Wednesday, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) chief Jane Lubchenco warned that a combination of climate change, overfishing, pollution and other stresses are causing “unprecedented” changes to the world’s oceans. “For the oceans as well as the rest of the planet,” Lubchenco said, “the rates […]Read More