Tag Archive for 'ocean'

Threats to the Ocean of Life and what must be done to restore it

May 28th, 2012 by Allen Lane

In Ocean of Life we get a panoramic tour beneath the seas: Why do currents circulate the way do? Where exactly do they go? How has the chemistry of the oceans changed? How polluted are we making them? Above all, Professor Roberts reveals the richness of their life, and how it has altered over the […]

Multiple ocean stressors may cause enormous economic losses by 2100

March 21st, 2012 by Stockholm Environment Institute

Climate change alone could reduce the economic value of key ocean services by up to $2 trillion a year by 2100, a new study shows – but so many threats are converging on the oceans at once, that a global, integrated approach is urgently needed. The study, Valuing the Ocean, is the work of an […]

Home – a film about planet Earth

April 24th, 2011 by Richard Lord

I presume the free showing of this cinematic masterpiece on Youtube is made possible by the corporate sponsorship shown in the first minute of the film.    

Current and predicted climate change impacts on Britain’s marine environment

August 1st, 2010 by Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership

On 15 July 2010 The Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) published its latest annual report on marine climate change impacts in the seas around the British Isles. Almost 100 scientists from 40 leading UK science organisations have contributed to this peer-reviewed report, which covers 30 marine and coastal topics. The report includes a new […]

World Oceans Day is 8 June

June 1st, 2010 by Richard Lord

In December 2008 the United Nations declared that World Oceans Day would fall on 8 June.  The idea for World Oceans Day was proposed at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The oceans keep us alive.  They provide us with oxygen and food and moderate the atmosphere’s climate and temperature.  They are […]