OUR CHANGING OCEAN - Climate change: ocean and fisheries
Rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere and the higher temperatures it brings are changing our ocean. The waters of the world are warming and becoming more acidic, and the damage is already visible all around us.
2016 saw the highest ocean temperatures on record, as well as the highest levels of CO2. Arctic sea ice receded further than ever before. From rising seas and dying coral to extreme weather and collapsing food webs, change is happening right now.
This brochure explains what climate change means for our ocean, and what that in turn means for us.