Thursday, December 17, 2009

Climate Change Causing Irreversible Acificiation of the World's Oceans


A new study from the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity has synthesized over 300 reports on ocean acidification caused by climate change. The report finds that increasing ocean acidification in the oceans will lead to irreversible damage in the world's oceans, creating a less biodiverse marine environment.

"Far too many policy-makers at the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen seem unaware that biological diversity not only underpins and is at the heart of global sustainable development, it is also being threatened gravely by climate change. Understanding the role of biodiversity in attaining our common goal of sustainability is therefore not only critical, but urgent," preeminent biologist Thomas Lovejoy writes in the report's introduction.

Not good -- either we will deal with the problem and realize the promise of the Green Economy, or Mother Nature will deal with us on her own terms.  That's the choice we face -- our terms or her's...

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