Ocean Apocalypse Now, Jeremy Jackson

UCSB Bren School

Published on Jun 2, 2014

Overfishing, pollution, and climate change are massively degrading ocean ecosystems, with alarming implications for biodiversity and human well-being. Coral reefs are dying, fisheries are collapsing, and formerly productive coastal seas are turning into anoxic dead zones dominated by jellyfish, microbes, and disease. Global climate change exacerbates these problems and is causing sea level rise that will flood the homes of a billion people by 2100. Changes are accelerating with sudden shifts to unwanted conditions that may be impossible to reverse. Saving the oceans and ourselves will require fundamental changes in the ways we live and obtain food and energy for everything we do.

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