Oceans can be restored to former glory within 30 years, say scientists

Thu, 9 Apr 2020 03:06:28 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"The glory of the world’s oceans could be restored within a generation,
according to a major new scientific review. It reports rebounding sea
life, from humpback whales off Australia to elephant seals in the US and
green turtles in Japan.

Through rampant overfishing, pollution and coastal destruction, humanity
has inflicted severe damage on the oceans and its inhabitants for
centuries. But conservation successes, while still isolated, demonstrate
the remarkable resilience of the seas.

The scientists say there is now the knowledge to create an ocean
renaissance for wildlife by 2050 and with it bolster the services that
the world’s people rely on, from food to coastal protection to climate
stability. The measures needed, including protecting large swathes of
ocean, sustainable fishing and pollution controls, would cost billions
of dollars a year, the scientists say, but would bring benefits 10 times
as high."

Via Glyn Moody, who wrote "please, let’s do this to celebrate life and
nature amidst death"

        *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net                   Andrew Pam
http://www.xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
http://www.glasswings.com.au/             Partner, Glass Wings
http://www.sericyb.com.au/                Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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