"Climate change is commonly discussed as though it’s a uniquely atmospheric
phenomena. But the crisis is deeply entwined with the ocean, and this has
largely been neglected in international climate talks.
The latest international climate negotiations made some progress by, for the
first time, anchoring oceans permanently into the multilateral climate change
regime. But the Glasgow Climate Pact is still leagues from where it needs to be
to adequately reflect the importance of oceans to our climate system.
Most countries have targets for land-based emissions – but there are no such
targets for oceans. Yet the ocean plays a vital role in helping balance the
conditions humans and most other species need to survive, while also offering a
substantial part of the solution to stop the planet warming over the crucial
limit of 1.5℃ this century.
So how can oceans help us tackle the climate crisis? And what progress has been
made in international negotiations?"
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics