Will we be witness to a mass extinction like none before? If we look at the latest status report card on the health of the oceans just released by the International Program on the State of the Ocean http://bit.ly/19Mnhqq the answer is a potential yes. Acidification, overfishing, warming waters - all this contributes to a rapid decline of species and an increase of oxygen free death zones worldwide.
For climate change there are advocates - I wonder where they are for the oceans? Governments don't seem to care, the private sector does not see a role, people are not interested. I ask myself what it will take to trigger action to save the oceans. Do we have to petition for ocean parks - just like national parks but these would be global?
Maybe we should. In the EU we even could. There is a mechanism to get the commission to take up topics - just as the population of Europe did it, when changes to the tap-water suppliers were planned.
Any more ideas what could be done - because I think we need something here.
Category: Food security, Climate/natural disasters: Climate change, Other