A new report by the World Economic Forum says 8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year-- the equivalent of one garbage truckload of waste every minute. The report projects that by 2050, the weight of plastic in the seas will exceed that of the fish.
The world’s lakes are heating up fast, threatening the fish on which millions depend, as well as rapidly increasing greenhouse gas emissions.
Rampant overfishing combined with the impact of climate change is seriously endangering the well-being of the oceans, environmental analysts say.
Researchers warn of a serious threat to fish, mussels and other marine species as carbon dioxide acidifies the world’s waters and increases temperatures.
Unprecedented ocean temperature rises off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States may be linked to sea level rise or the recent pattern of “weird” weather.
Fish accustomed to shallow northern waters will search in vain for cooler depths as climate change warms the seas where they thrive.
The exotic lionfish, already a long way from the reefs of its Indo-Pacific home, is heading further north up the U.S. coast as global warming causes big changes in ocean habitats.
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A serious reduction of the vital nutrient plankton due to climate change could have a dramatically damaging effect on marine life in some ocean regions by the end of the century.
Some fish species in increasingly acidic tropical seas are losing their sense of smell and becoming easier prey for predators.