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Half of world’s ocean to face multiple ‘climate stressors’ by 2030, study warns

shoal of spade fish in the atlantic
Shoal of spade fish in the Atlantic. Credit: leofrancini/iStock/Getty Images.

Climate change is altering the world’s watery expanses in a number of ways, with serious knock-on effects for the ocean’s plants and animals, according to new research.

March 7, 2017 — The study finds that with just 15 more years of current emissions, over half of the world’s ocean will be exposed to more than one source of stress, affecting everything from the tiniest plants to the mightiest whales. By 2050, that figure rises to around 86% of the ocean, say the authors. Continue reading Half of world’s ocean to face multiple ‘climate stressors’ by 2030, study warns