The second ‘State of the Ocean’ report by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) and IUCN was released on October 3rd 2013. The report confirms the IPCC’s recent findings that the ocean is bearing the brunt of climate change, but says additional impacts, such as deoxygenation, overfishing and pollution are creating a deadly combination which means the ocean’s ability to act as Earth’s buffer is seriously compromised. IPSO contributing scientist Professor Jason Hall-Spencer explains the problem of acidification and his research into its effects on marine life. Click here for more information on the latest IPSO global ocean report.
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