Danger to Our Oceans

Updated 2024

Oceans are called the basis for life.

A major risk often ignored is the stability of our oceans, The oceans absorb heat and carbon dioxide which makes them warmer and more acidic. In addition to coral reefs, oysters, salmon, and fisheries, there is an alarming drop in plankton, the basis of other sea life and photosynthesis for oxygen both in the sea and over land. There are also signs our oceans are reaching their limit on how much heat and carbon dioxide they can absorb. See our ally The Ocean Agency which is actively working to save  our oceans and was involved in the documentaries "Chasing Ice" and "Chasing Coral."

The reason we have so many continuously updated references in the below articles covering many years is to show this has been going on for decades.

For articles like this covering different areas on the environment with over 2,500 references see https://www.newprogs.org/the_environment


1-Mysterious Changes in Ocean Salt Spur NASA Expedition
2-Ocean Acidification Threatens Food Security
3-Ocean Acidification Affects Northeastern US Coasts More
4-Overfished and under-protected: Oceans on the brink of catastrophic collapse
5-Seasick: Our Acidic Oceans
6-If the Oceans Die - We Die
7-Ocean Acidification Threatens Arctic Ecosystem, Study Shows
8-Oceans Are Feeling the Heat: Op-Ed
9-It’s hard to sea, but the globe is still warming
10-Chemistry Of World’s Ocean Changing Rapidly
11-Rise of jellyfish reveals sickness of world's oceans
12-Acid Test: Rising CO2 Levels Killing Ocean Life
13-Major Changes Needed for Coral Reef Survival
14-Mass Extinctions And 'Rise Of Slime' Predicted For Oceans
15-The Pacific's Perilous Turn
16-Why Are Millions Of Fish Suddenly Dying In Mass Death Events All Over The Planet?

17-Fishing Communities Will Face Warmer, Acid Oceans

18-Pacific Ocean Warming at Fastest Rate in 10,000 Years

19-Emissions of CO2 driving rapid oceans 'acid trip'

20-How can we deal with ocean acidification? Step one: Study it.

21-Salt-Water Fish Extinction Seen By 2048

22-The Ocean’s Slow Motion Death March

23-These Two Maps Show How Climate Change Is Destroying The Oceans

24-Climate-changed oceans will mess with life above and below water (video) 

25-Fossil Fuels Raising Mercury Levels in Oceans: Study

26-How Acidification, Overfishing and Plastics Threaten the World’s Oceans

27-Marine Economy Takes a Dive as Ocean Acidity Rises

28-Ocean acidification poses imminent threat to Alaskan fishing communities: A new report reveals that keeping fisheries sustainable is going to be a serious challenge in the years to come

29-Ocean acidification slurps up oysters (video)

30-World's Oceans Face "Irreparable Damage" (video and transcript)

31-Sea Change: The Ecological Disaster That Nobody Sees

32-More Seafloor Methane Released Into the Pacific Ocean

33-Ocean heat content is climbing so quickly that the tracking chart 'broke'

34-Species Are Dying Off, Human Disease Is On the Rise and Doomsday Is Closer Than Ever

35-Dahr Jamail | The "Mega-Drought Future," the Disappearance of Coral Reefs and the Unwillingness to Listen

36-Satellite images reveal ocean acidification from space

37-The Atlantic Ocean circulation may already be slowing down. That's not good.

38-Carbon Dioxide Triggered Ancient Mass Die-Off

39-Here’s why you should care about ocean acidification: It’s behind Earth’s worst-ever mass extinction - Rapid carbon emissions 252 million years ago wiped out the majority of the planet's species

40-Ocean-scale data set allows broad view of human influence on Pacific coral reef ecosystems

41-Oceans Facing Carbon Rates Which Spurred Mass Die-Off 250 Million Years Ago - University of Edinburgh researchers warn that the carbon emissions that drove a mass extinction event some 252 million years ago were released at a rate similar to today

42-Oceans worth $24 tn, but sea change needed to save them says WWF

43-The Last Time Oceans Got This Acidic This Fast, 96% of Marine Life Went Extinct

44-Unprecedented, man-made trends in ocean's acidity

45-Warming of oceans due to climate change is unstoppable, say US scientists - Seas will continue to warm for centuries even if manmade greenhouse gas emissions were frozen at today’s levels, say US government scientists

46-The oceans can’t take any more: Fundamental change in oceans predicted

47-This map shows where we’ve screwed the oceans most

48-Trouble looms as warmer oceans push marine life toward the poles

49-Ocean warming 'underestimated,' study finds

50-Sea levels are rising and they’re not going to stop, says NASA

51-Failing phytoplankton, failing oxygen: Global warming disaster could suffocate life on planet Earth -- ScienceDaily

52-The Oceans Are Running Low on Oxygen

53-Corals are in the middle of a “global bleaching event.” Here’s what that means

54-More acidic seawater eating away at Florida Keys reef

55-Florida's coral reef system in rapid decay, scientists say

56-Coral bleaching to hit reefs every year from mid-century, says UN

57-Ocean Warming Is Already Affecting Arctic Fish And Birds

58-Ocean warming affecting Arctic fish and birds

59-Oceans won’t have enough oxygen in as little as 15 years

60-Why I still have hope for coral reefs

61-The Ocean Is Suffocating, and It's Our Fault

62-How warm oceans can turn coral reefs into graveyards - The most widespread coral bleaching event on record just happened, with more on the way.

63-The Ocean Floor Is Sinking Under The Water Weight From Melting Glaciers, And It’s As Bad As It Sounds

64-Scientists find that a saltier sea is a warning of floods to come

65-Ocean Levels Aren’t Just Rising, the Sea Floor Is Sinking, Too

66-Yet another study concludes that global warming is real - This time, it's a study of rising ocean temperatures.

67-See stunning before and after shots of coral reefs as ocean temps rose by only 2 degrees.

68-The Arctic Ice Is Dying

69-When a Maximum is Minimum: What Low Sea Ice Extent Means for the Arctic

70-Extensive Coral Bleaching in the Pacific Shocks Scientists

71-Oceans Are the New Front Line in the Fight Against Climate Change - Last week, a panel of Canadian and French experts weighed in on the major environmental threats and the task at hand.

72-Where Does Tar Sands Carbon Pollution Go?

73-The Great Barrier Reef Died 5 Times Before, But This Time Might Be the Last

74-Ocean Models Fail to Capture True Extent of Oxygen Loss

75-Area of Global Dead Zones Doubling Every 10 Years (oceans)

76-Ocean Heatwaves Are Getting Longer and More Intense - If the past century is any indication, global warming may be contributing to less stable marine ecosystems

77-Climate Change Is Suffocating Large Parts of the Ocean  A new study says warming has reduced the oxygen levels in large swaths of the deep ocean, threatening marine life around the world.

78-Ocean acidification to hit levels not seen in 14 million years

79-Our Planet Is Exploding With Ocean Dead Zones

80-Alterations to seabed raise fears for future

81-Guest post: 13 ‘ocean-based solutions’ for tackling climate change

82-What You Need To Know About Sea-Level Rise

83-Climate change and the oceans    A selection of key titles for learning more about how the changing climate is affecting processes that determine how the planet's oceans function.

84-3 reports sound alarm on warming oceans

85-World's Oceans Are Warming Faster, Studies Show, Fueling Storms and Sea Rise   'Global warming is here, it has major consequences, and it's going to be very, very difficult to get this under control,' an author of a new report says.

86-Guest post: How global warming is causing ocean oxygen levels to fall

87-'Completely Terrifying': Study Warns Carbon-Saturated Oceans Headed Toward Tipping Point That Could Unleash Mass Extinction Event

88-Analysis: Major update to ocean-heat record could shrink 1.5C carbon budget

89-Oceans Are Melting Glaciers from Below Much Faster than Predicted, Study Finds

90-'Surprise' Ocean Heat Waves Are Twice as Common as Previously Thought

91-Flesh-eating bacteria killed an elderly man two days after he vacationed in Florida. Experts say this will become more common as ocean water warms.

92-A brief introduction to climate change and sea-level rise

93-Acid oceans may trigger mass extinction

94-Phytoplankton Population Drops 40 Percent Since 1950 - Researchers find trouble among phytoplankton, the base of the food chain, which has implications for the marine food web and the world's carbon cycle

95-Dramatic ocean changes are coming ‘a couple decades too early,’ scientists say

96-The world's oceans are acidifying — but it's happening twice as fast off California  Oceans play an important role in the planet's delicate carbon cycle, acting as a crucial reservoir that absorbs and stores carbon dioxide from Earth's atmosphere.

97-'This situation brings me to despair': Two reef scientists share their climate grief

98-World’s Oceans Losing Oxygen At Alarming Rate Thanks To Climate Change

99-Ocean temperatures hit record high as rate of heating accelerates - Oceans are clearest measure of climate crisis as they absorb 90% of heat trapped by greenhouse gases

100-Oceans have hit highest temperatures ever recorded - 2019 was the warmest year on record for the oceans--and it had the biggest single-year jump of the decade.

101-Earth's Oceans Are Getting Hotter And Higher, And It's Accelerating

102-The Oceans Appear to Be Stabilizing. Here's Why it's Very Bad News

103-A new study of ocean salinity finds substantial amplification of the global water cycle

104-The threat of high-probability ocean ‘tipping points’

105-Oceans Hotter in 2021 Than Any Time in Recorded History - "Ocean warming keeps breaking records, which is a reminder that the world needs action to combat climate change."

106-The World is Blue, How Our Fate and the Ocean's Are One The author of this book Sylvia A. Earle is a former NOAA Chief Scientist, a deep sea explorer,  a major force in the establishment and growth of the world's marine sanctuaries, a founder and director of Deep Ocean Research and Exploration, and author of 15 books on the ocean. The final section of this fine book has a list of needed specific actions which were also  part of a TED talk she gave in 2009.

107-Carson, Rachel - Rachel Carson is a very competent scientist, but is best known for her prose which brings the consequences of environmental destruction to the general public. She is best known for Silent Spring, but also deserves credit for The Sea Around Us.  It sold well over a million copies, was translated into 28 languages, inspired an Academy Award-winning documentary, and won both the National Book Award and the John Burroughs Medal. Though published in 1951, it is jaw-droppingly accurate in future predictions. Two New Progressive Alliance articles which justify her predictions with more modern references are Cost of Environmental Destruction with over 200 references and Danger to Our Oceans with over 100 references.  

108-Climate change has likely begun to suffocate the world's fisheries

109-Emerging Global Ocean Deoxygenation Across the 21st Century

110-Scientists work to better understand how ocean acidification will affect marine life The oceans have absorbed about a third of the carbon pollution that people have added to the atmosphere, which has made them more acidic.

111-Allegations of lack of independence and transparency between the International Seabed Authority and the mining industry reinforce need for moratorium on deep sea mining

112-Our Oceans…New Research Indicating What Lies Ahead for Us Due to Climate Change

113-Our empty oceans: Scots team’s research finds Atlantic plankton all but wiped out in catastrophic loss of life

114-Climate Change Turning Arctic Ocean Into Acidic Soup Where No Marine Life Can Thrive

115-Ocean heat hit another record high in 2022, fueling extreme weather

116-More than 170 trillion plastic particles found in the ocean as pollution reaches ‘unprecedented’ levels

117-Earth in hot water? Worries over sudden ocean warming spike

118-Recent, rapid ocean warming ahead of El Niño alarms scientists

119-Record ocean temperatures put Earth in ‘uncharted territory’, say scientists - ‘Unprecedented’ warming indicates climate crisis is taking place before our eyes, experts say

120-As Ocean Oxygen Levels Dip, Fish Face an Uncertain Future

121-What’s Happening in the Ocean, and Why It Matters to You and Me - With unprecedented marine heat waves sweeping the globe, we need better solutions for ocean sustainability





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published this page in Blog 2021-12-19 14:39:40 -0800