Scientists warn that the world’s oceans face great threats. All of them are caused by climate change and warming waters. The researchers’ statistics point out that the water temperature has raised and will continue to do so.
A new study conducted by specialists provides us with accurate details on the situation of the world’s oceans. Global warming, caused by greenhouse gas among others, led to the raising temperatures of water in seas and oceans around the world. Scientists inform us that the effects of soaring water temperatures won’t affect only the marine creatures.
Warmer waters cause severe unbalance in nature. They reduce the population of fish, thus affecting human activities such as fishing. Aquatic ecosystems rely on each other, so if one of the components is affected, the whole ecosystem is affected. So all the sea creatures are threatened, from algae to the mighty whales.
If the marine animals are not in good condition or if they are not healthy this is also a threat to humans. The industry of seafood will be affected, as well as any other industry carried out on the coasts.
Specialists are worried because the issue they are facing is massive, and they are not sure they can handle it. Their latest research points out the that world’s oceans are currently displaying the highest temperatures in history.
There are many damages caused by global warming: snow and ice in the poles are melting, so the animals lose their natural habitat. Ever warmer waters determine sea creatures to migrate towards the poles because in there they can find more proper, cooler waters.
The new report shows that the world’s oceans absorb the heat in the air. It is a process which has been going on for more than forty years. As greenhouse gas emissions started to be more and more poignant in the early 1970s, the atmosphere began to adapt to the new conditions. The process resulted in the ocean water starting to warm, reaching the alarming level we can observe today.
The situation of the world’s oceans is highly important and relevant to the faith of the entire planet, as water covers two-thirds of the Earth.
The new research was carried out by no less than eight specialists concerned by the present environmental issues. The next step for them is trying to find a proper solution to the alarming situation of the world’s oceans, although they are not confident about the odds.
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