Scientists: warming making oceans 'sicker' than before
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Global warming is making the oceans sicker than ever before, spreading disease among animals and humans and threatening food security across the planet, a major scientific report said on Monday. "We all know that the oceans sustain this planet. We all know that the oceans provide every second breath we take," IUCN Director General Inger Andersen told reporters at the meeting, which has drawn 9,000 leaders and environmentalists to Honolulu. "And yet we are making the oceans sick." The report, "Explaining Ocean Warming," is the "most comprehensive, most systematic study we have ever undertaken on the consequences of this warming on the ocean," co-lead author Dan Laffoley said. The study includes evidence that ocean warming "is causing increased disease in plant and animal populations," it said.
Scientists: warming making oceans 'sicker' than before. (2016, September 7). Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A15.
Global warming; Animal diseases; Human diseases; Food security; Oceans; Man-induced effects; Climatic changes; Marine ecology; Documentation; Seasonal variations; Sex reversal; Water temperature; Weather; Pathogens; Bacteria; Algal blooms; Food poisoning; Public health; International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); World Commission on Protected Areas - IUCN; Andersen, Inger; Laffoley, Dan
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