09 May '18, 6am

NEWS: Ocean risks a wake-up call for policymakers, IUCN report

NEWS: Ocean risks a wake-up call for policymakers, IUCN report

The report, Ocean connections: An introduction to rising risks from a warming, changing ocean, examines the impacts of rising ocean temperatures and other stressors such as ocean acidification – the decrease in pH of the ocean – and deoxygenation – a reduction in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the ocean – on the marine environment and human life, and their potential consequences for society. “The changing chemistry and physics of the ocean as a result of climate change can have devastating consequences for human life, health and livelihoods, the scale of which we are only beginning to realise ,” says Carl Gustaf Lundin, Director of the IUCN’s Global Marine and Polar Programme . “The insurance industry can play a significant role in helping businesses, governments and communities mitigate damages and better adapt to these changes. Insurance against the loss of ecosystems...

Full article: https://www.iucn.org/news/marine-and-polar/201805/ocean-r...

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