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Climate Change

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Waves of Change is working with groups like the Climate Change Institute to address a number of climate change issues related to the oceans including:

 -Ocean acidification.

 -Bleaching of coral reefs.

 -Change in ocean currents.

 -Impacts on marine food security.

 -Sea level rise.

 -Relationships of oceans to climate change

Working with its newly formed coalition partnerships and utilizing its new communication technologies Wave’s of Change campaign works to keep the public informed and empowered to be advocates for responsible policy related to oceans and climate change.

Waves of Change campaign assists the public particularly in coastal areas to understand the impacts of climate change.               

Independent of the details such as the exact rate of warming, the specific nature of the impacts, or how much humans are to blame, the impacts of global warming can no longer be ignored.

View "Climate Change Scientists Warn of Ocean Damage" video below.


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