22 Jun '11, 12am

New report forecasts mass ocean extinction within a generation unless we act now

New report forecasts mass ocean extinction within a generation unless we act now

The catastrophe lies in the combination of these pressures. We're seeing the effects much sooner than we anticipated, and they're more damaging than we previously thought. Ocean acidification and warming has preceded every past mass extinction event in the last 600 million years. It now looks like it's happening again, and we can see the signs right here in Canada, with declining fish stocks, increased ocean acidity, and pollution. Pacific orcas are now some of the most contaminated animals on the planet, for example.

Full article: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/healthy-oceans-blog/2011...

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