Stresses upon stresses: Western Indian ocean under climate change

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Ocean Science in Action - Oceans of the future

1. The Science we need for the Ocean we want

1.3 Stresses upon Stresses: Western Indian Ocean under climate change

Video duration - 10.45

Human activities have increased the atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, and raised the Earth’s average surface temperature by almost one degree centigrade since the start of the Industrial Revolution.

There is a high level of confidence that global warming will place additional pressure on ocean ecosystems through increased sea temperatures, rising sea levels and expanding oxygen minimum zones.

In this lecture we will consider they key climatic stressors of marine ecosystems, from rising temperatures to ocean acidification and the sea level rise.

Dr K.Popova, Dr A.Yool - NOC

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