Climate In The News: The Numbers Don't Lie
1) That Moment When China Thinks Our Green Policies Are Too Weak...
5) Historic Antarctic Agreement Developed in Time for COP 22 - Huge Amounts of Land Conserved!
“The Last Ocean” off Antarctica’s coast || 598,000 mi2 of water became an international marine reserve thanks to last Friday’s treaty. Known for its pristine, nutrient-rich water, the Ross Sea provides the world with the last largely untouched oasis for animals. The 16,000 species living in these waters will continue living free of harmful man-made activities. This is particularly significant because marine life—and all wildlife—is at an all-time low, as #sustainabledirections previously explained. Allowing wildlife to flourish, free of pollution, overfishing, and invasive species, will 1) help rebuild our ecosystem, and 2) allow scientists to continue gathering accurate data to propose conclusions on climate and ecology. Recently, deeming this land a Marine Protected Area became more imperative because commercial fishing companies began toying with the idea of exploring this remote area. In light of the Great Barrier Reef’s continued degradation, this treaty hopes to prevent toxic algal blooms, dead zones from oxygen deprivation, and jellyfish invasion.