More than 97 percent of climate scientists tell us that adding greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane to the atmosphere is changing our clim...
The SDGs and the Paris climate agreement are clearly interconnected and any effort to tackle one without immediate consideration of the other will do serious disservice to both.
"You've got 10 minutes," said the President of Mission Blue. She guided me to Dr. Earle (known as "Her Deepness" at the New York Times), who smiled a...
The oceans occupy 71 percent of Earth's surface and they account for over 95 percent of the biosphere, the planet's living space. It is shameful that the climate negotiators in Paris have removed the ocean impacts from the climate crisis and that they are refusing to protect them.
Local conservation efforts are important to restoring and protecting coral reefs. However, if we don't halt climate change those efforts will not be enough to save them. That's why marine biologists and ocean lovers have their eyes on the COP 21 climate negotiations in Paris this week.
Every day, more and more articles land in my inbox that describe strange occurrences happening in the ocean--huge "blobs" of warm water, "dead zones" without oxygen, wild fluctuation of currents. Many of these events have no precedent in recorded history, and they cannot be explained by the rules of the ocean system as we know them.
Most people are aware of the drastic impacts of Climate Change in the atmosphere. Fewer people know what is happening beneath the surface of the oceans on coral reefs, the "rainforests of tropical oceans."
In the Pacific, climate change is here. It is happening now. And it is devastating. As a result, we need our ocean more than ever to continue to protect and nurture us. And now, at the climate talks in Paris, our ocean needs us.
"COP21" is shorthand for "Conference of the Parties 21," which tells you absolutely nothing. You could call it the "2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference," but that gives you little more than a vague outline of what it is.
Each commons must provide a healthy place for fish to live. The water must be free of pollutants and excess sediments, and in the face of global climate change, not too warm, or in the case of our oceans, too acidified. If this is what a healthy commons needs, how do we avoid the tragedy?
The price of oil has dropped to the point that old approaches and operations -- such as Arctic drilling and controversial pipelines -- make no sense and are obsolescent in the face to new competitive investment in alternatives.
The Pope has been especially clear and vocal about his views of climate change as a real, pervasive, and devastating factor in today's world and that our understanding and response to the problem is essential to the future survival of all people worldwide.
It's one thing to lament the continuing loss of the world's coral reefs due to rising ocean temperatures and acidity -- one study says they shrank from 240,000 square miles in 1997 to 108,000 in 2011 -- but it's quite another thing to put an actual price tag on that loss.
The world ocean is a sick sea. The symptoms are no longer deniable; the evidence mounts daily in nauseating waves of reported spills and leaks, dying reefs, depleted fisheries, and vast areas so oxygen-deprived that nothing lives. I keep looking for the good news.
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) -- the national parks of the seas -- are being designated all over the globe. Which is fantastic news. Who doesn't want to give fish species verging on extinction a break?
COPENHAGEN -- Our climate models that predict how fast the glaciers are melting and the sea is rising don't take into account a lot of complex processes. Everything is happening faster than we thought it would.