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reportposted on 2023-05-25, 17:51 authored by Roberts, D
We scientists who met in Monaco to review what is known about ocean acidification declare that we are deeply concerned by recent, rapid changes in ocean chemistry and their potential, within decades, to severely affect marine organisms, food webs, biodiversity, and fisheries. To avoid severe and widespread damages, all of which are ultimately driven by increasing concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), we call for policymakers to act quickly to incorporate these concerns into plans to stabilize atmospheric CO2 at a safe level to avoid not only dangerous climate change but also dangerous ocean acidification.
Publication titleMonaco Declaration
Department/SchoolInstitute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
Place of publicationNice, France
Socio-economic ObjectivesEffects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)