Sunday, December 22, 2013

SeaChange: Food for Millions at Risk

Who Depends on Fish for Nutrition (Source: Earthtrend database, World Resources Institute, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations / Credit: Mark Nowlin / The Seattle Times) Click to enlarge.
A remote Indonesian village highlights the threats facing millions of people who depend on marine creatures susceptible to souring seas and ocean warming.

“I can’t tell you how many people will be affected,” said Sarah Cooley, at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, who studies links between acidification and food security.  “But it’s going to be a very big number.”

Said Andreas Andersson, an acidification and coral-reef expert with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego:  “These people are literally going to be fighting for their lives.”

SeaChange: Food for Millions at Risk

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