Oceans in Crisis

Join Dr. Peter Carter, Paul Beckwith and Regina Valdez as they discuss the critical state of our oceans and its impact on our climate. We are reminded that 71% of the Earth’s surface is comprised of ocean, and that the 14th Sustainabilty Development Goal (SDG), “To conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine sources for sustainable development” is to be fully implemented by 2030. This video was recorded on March 12, 2021 and is a republished version of a video originally published on March 20, 2021.

Highlights include the triple assault of ocean warming, acidification and deoxygenation, the importance of phytoplankton, the destructive effect of commercial fishing trawlers and sea rubbish as well as the slowing down of the ocean currents and the jetstream, changes in ocean temperatures, feedback loops, and how we are fast approaching critical tipping points.

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