Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope"

"From an oceanic perspective, 450 [ppm of CO2] is way too high. [...] The prospect of ocean acidification is potentially the most serious of all predicted outcomes of anthropogenic CO2 release."

This video brings together sea level rises, ocean warming and ocean acidification. It doesn't mention plastic pollution, overfishing or oil spills. We are fighting a war against the oceans and we are winning. If Cousteau is correct, we are lost at sea.

"The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat."

- Jacques Yves Cousteau


byron smith said...

Kiribati sets aside one of the world's largest marine reserves, despite fishing accounting for 45% of government income.