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Climate change and its impact on the ocean

Climate change

Climate change is causing the ocean to warm, leading to a range of negative impacts on marine life and ecosystems. The ocean absorbs about 25% of the CO2 emitted by human activities, causing it to become more acidic and putting stress on many species of marine life. Warmer water temperatures can also lead to bleaching of coral reefs and other changes in the distribution and behavior of marine species. Additionally, sea level rise, driven by melting ice caps and glaciers, is causing coastal erosion and threatening coastal communities and habitats. The impacts of climate change on the ocean are far-reaching and complex, and threaten the biodiversity, productivity, and resilience of marine ecosystems. To address the impacts of climate change on the ocean, it's important to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, transition to renewable energy sources, and promote conservation and management practices that support the health and resilience of marine ecosystems.


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