Breaking Down: Collapse

Episode 29: Our Dying Oceans

April 06, 2021 Kory & Kellan
Breaking Down: Collapse
Episode 29: Our Dying Oceans
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Perhaps one of the least talked about (but one of the most important) aspects of ecological and environmental collapse: our oceans. From ocean acidification and dead zones to rising temperatures and overfishing, there are multiple threats to marine life. The delicate ocean ecosystems are dissolving before our eyes, with unprecedented consequences to our societies.

Dead Zones
https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/deadzone.html

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/01/dead-zones-in-our-oceans-have-increased-dramatically-since-1950-and-we-re-to-blame/

Ocean Acidification
https://www.noaa.gov/education/resource-collections/ocean-coasts/ocean-acidification#:~:text=The%20ocean%20absorbs%20about%2030,by%20the%20ocean%20also%20increases

https://www.epa.gov/ocean-acidification/understanding-science-ocean-and-coastal-acidification#:~:text=Today%2C%20average%20ocean%20pH%20is,ten%2Dfold%20increase%20in%20acidity

Pteropod Shell Dissolution
https://www.nature.com/articles/ngeo1635

Threats to Phytoplankton
https://psmag.com/environment/global-warming-is-putting-phytoplankton-in-danger

Oceanic c02 Absorption
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/03/oceans-do-us-a-huge-service-by-absorbing-nearly-a-third-of-global-co2-emissions-but-at-what-cost#:~:text=So%20far%2C%20the%20researchers%20found,as%20atmospheric%20levels%20have%20increased.&text=%22At%20some%20point%20the%20ability,scientist%20Jeremy%20Mathis%20told%20Mashable





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