A new dynamic on Ocean and Climate
Late October 2018, the IPPC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) published a special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related greenhouse gas emission pathways. According to this report, an increase of 3°C by the end of the century is expected, which is twice as much as the Paris Agreement goal signed in 2015 by 197 countries.
There is a strong need for immediate action. Aquariums and science education organisations have a key role to play.
The Ocean is crucial for climate regulation. It has absorbed over 90% of the excess heat generated by the increase in the greenhouse effect linked to human activities and about a quarter of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activities.
A healthy ocean is needed to further mitigate climate change and moderate climate fluctuations.
Furthermore, in September 2019, a special IPPC report is due to be published on the Ocean and cryosphere in a changing climate.
We will follow this release with great interest.