Guest post by Heidi Cullen, MBARI
A just-released scientific report connects a host of ocean changes with human activities that take place largely on land. The report makes clear that to protect the ocean, we must first reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. But we must also reduce ocean stresses caused by overfishing and pollution, so the ocean is healthy enough to weather the changes already underway.
In this article by Heidi Cullen we'll delve deeper into the connections between climate degradation and human behavior-- and, how building awareness may help mitigate the degradation.