• The ocean is an nameless hero within the combat in opposition to local weather change, absorbing greater than 1/three of all carbon dioxide emissions ever produced by people.
• Proper now, our ocean is in bother: overfishing, air pollution, coastal growth and rising temperatures, mixed with rising acidification, are placing huge strain on marine ecosystems.
• Greater than 12 years in the past, the UK authorities made a dedication to the well being of the seas by the top of 2020. Nevertheless, presently lower than 1% are adequately protected.
• In 2019, our seas failed to fulfill authorities requirements for good environmental well being in comparison with 11 out of 15 indicators, together with these associated to birds, fish, and seabed habitats.
• Nevertheless, a brand new report by Sky Ocean Rescue and WWF has discovered that taking motion now to place UK seas on the street to restoration may deliver further advantages value no less than £ 50bn by 2050 (embargoed till January 14).
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