|2011-07-14 05:58:50||"Urgent CO2 Cuts Critical to Save Our Oceans" -- IPS interviews Axel David Rogers|
Has an article about the IPSO report (see blow) been posted on SkS? If not, is anyone drafting one?
"Urgent CO2 Cuts Critical to Save Our Oceans"
UNITED NATIONS, Jul 13, 2011 (IPS) - The health of the world's oceans is much worse than is widely believed, but it is not too late to change tack and help this critical ecosystem recover, at least in part, experts say.
Marine scientists from all over the world recently came together at Oxford University to review new research under the auspices of the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Their results, outlined in a report released in June, came to an alarming conclusion: If the current course of damage continues, marine species are at high risk of entering a phase of extinction unprecedented in human history.
Professor Alex David Rogers, IPSO's scientific director, spoke to IPS about the reasons for the disastrous situation and what actions must be taken to avoid the worst. Excerpts from the interview follow.
On this CNN page, an interesting article about the CO2 problem in the oceans
Finally the main stream media are getting it.