Another study points to rapidly rising ocean temperatures

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which is currently hosting the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii, has recently released a report detailing the state of the ocean in response to climate change, and it’s not good.

The ocean has played a disproportionate role in mitigating the effects of human caused climate change, but increasingly extreme storms, bleaching coral, and massive fish die-offs are indications that the oceans can’t take much more.

“We all know the oceans sustain this planet, yet we are making the oceans sick,” Inger Andersen, IUCN’s director general, said at the World Conservation Congress. “Without this oceanic buffer, global temperature rises would have gone much, much speedier.” READ MORE.