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Climate Change Impact on Oceans & Shallow Seas

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The first comprehensive synthesis on the effects of climate change on the world’s oceans has found they are now changing at a rate not seen for several million years.  According to the report by Hoegh-Guldberg & Bruno (2010): (summarized by the authors here and here)

“Concentrations of man-made greenhouse gases are driving irreversible and dramatic changes to the way the ocean functions, with potentially dire impacts for hundreds of millions of people across the planet.  The impacts of climate change on the world’s oceans include decreased ocean productivity, altered food web dynamics, reduced abundances of habitat-forming species, shifting species distributions, and a greater incidence of disease. Further change will continue to create enormous challenges and costs for societies worldwide, particularly those in developing countries.”

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Written by Scott Mandia

August 22, 2010 at 3:59 pm

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