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.
Dr. Peter Carter - MD, Expert IPCC Reviewer and the director of the Climate Emergency Institute
Paul Beckwith - Climate Systems Scientist. Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Paleoclimatology Laboratory as well as at Carleton University
Regina Valdez - Program Director, Climate Reality Project, NYC. GreenFaith Fellow and LEED Green Associate
Charles Gregoire – Climate Reality Leader, Electrical Engineer, Webmaster and IT prime for FacingFuture.Earth and the Climate Emergency Forum
Heidi Brault - Climate Reality Leader, BA(Psychology), Library & Information Technician Diploma - Video production and website assistant - Organizer and convener, Metadata technician, COP26 Team Lead for FacingFuture.Earth and the Climate Emergency Forum.
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