Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/12/18

Tackling climate change can start with an end to overfishing

“The ocean is incredible: not only is it the origin of all life, but it also stores the most carbon, regulates the climate and provides us with every second breath.
It is estimated that the ocean has absorbed over 90 per cent of human-induced global warming; without it, the global temperature would have already increased by more than 30 degrees Celsius. A staggering fact, given the risks associated with just a two-degree increase.
The ocean provides food and livelihoods for billions of people around the world, and if it were an economy, it is estimated that it would be the seventh largest. The value of the ocean to the Irish economy was estimated at €1.97 billion in 2017, but as an island nation, the value to our culture and wellbeing is priceless.”

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Fonte: Green News, 18 de dezembro de 2018

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