When It Comes to Climate Change, the Ocean Never Forgets

This article is a warning that we may be causing problems that cannot be fixed.

According to recent research, the deep ocean will hold on to its heat for centuries, if not millennia. The world’s oceans already face a gauntlet of changes—warming, dwindling oxygen concentrations, and increasing acidification—that affect marine wildlife. Food webs are unraveling and some species, most notably corals and shellfish, are struggling to adapt to new environmental conditions.

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