How can we minimise negative impacts on ocean health? Policy card E1-E2

Rising temperatures and sea levels, acidification, and deoxygenation are carbon dioxide (CO2)-driven stressors that are already affecting the ocean, as well as the life it supports and the benefits it provides. These effects are in addition to pollution, over-fishing and lost habitats and their combination is likely to be worse than the sum of the parts: threatening ecosystems, human well being and the ability of the ocean to absorb CO2. Whilst damage is inevitable, actions can be taken to reduce its severity.

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