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11 november 2010

Hoe we de oceanen de vernieling in helpen


Ecologist Jeremy Jackson explains in his 18-minute TED talk 'How we wrecked the ocean': 'So the question is, how are we all gonna respond to this (...). In the final analysis, the thing we really need to fix, is ourselves'.

Door Joe Romm, Climate Progress, 9 november 2010

(...) Jackson, concludes in his article, 'The future of the oceans past':
massive influxes of carbon at the end of the Palaeocene caused intense global warming, ocean acidification, mass extinction throughout the deep sea and the worldwide disappearance of coral reefs.
(...) There is an urgent need for immediate and decisive conservation action. Otherwise, another great mass extinction affecting all ocean ecosystems and comparable to the upheavals of the geological past appears inevitable.

Zie ook:

Geological Society: Acidifying oceans spell marine biological meltdown 'by end of century'
Door Joe Romm, Climate Progress, 31 augustus 2010

Co-author: 'Unless we curb carbon emissions we risk mass extinctions, degrading coastal waters and encouraging outbreaks of toxic jellyfish and algae.'

Toevoeging 8 februari 2011:

A talk by Dr. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg on Climate Change Impacts on Ocean Ecosystems in the 21st Century from the 2011 NCSE conference in Washington, DC:

Our Changing Oceans
Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, 19-21 januari 2011


Ove Hoegh-Guldberg NCSE talk from John Bruno on Vimeo.

Later toegevoegd:

Study: Kardashians Get 40 Times More News Coverage Than Ocean Acidification
Door Shauna Theel, MediamMatters for America, 27 juni 2012

Ocean Health Study Raises Concerns, Offers Some Hope
Door Ben Bovarnick, Climate Progress, 18 augustus 2012 

Oceanen verzuren steeds sterker en sneller
Trouw, 30 augustus 2012

'Inhospitable Oceans' Acidifying at Rate Unseen in 250 Million Years (or Ever)
Door Jon Queally, Common Dreams, 26 augustus 2013

New study shows oceans in peril as acidification is happening at rate perhaps never seen in planet's history.

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