Report: An Unlikely Weapon in the Fight Against Climate Change

This truthdig article discusses an unlikely weapon in the fight against climate change.

In a detailed argument in the journal ScienceOve Hoegh-Guldberg of the University of QueenslandEliza Northrop of the World Resources Institute in Washington DC and Jane Lubchenco of Oregon State University outline five areas of action that could mitigate potentially calamitous climate change driven by profligate use of fossil fuels.

These include renewable energy, shipping and transport, protection of marine and coastal ecosystems, fisheries and aquaculture and – perhaps in future – carbon storage on the sea bed.

The argument was deliberately timed to coincide with a major new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on the oceans and the cryosphere.

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