29 Apr '16, 5pm

Climate change could suffocate the Pacific Ocean in less than 20 years

Climate change could suffocate the Pacific Ocean in less than 20 years

human activity is having a devastating effect on oxygen levels in the world’s oceans, and could cause parts of the Pacific Ocean to essentially suffocate in as little as 15 years. Warming ocean waters can’t hold as much oxygen as colder water, and researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) say deoxygenation of the ocean’s warmer upper layers will disrupt marine ecosystems in a big way. If greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current rate, it could leave deep sea creatures without enough oxygen to survive.

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