Climate Change Report

CLIMATE CHANGE – THE CRITICAL ROLE OF THE OCEANS

cover_art_3dIf you care about life on our planet – then make sure that you read this e-book.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has  reported again  and this UN document, written by respected scientists, has once again told of the problems that humans are causing on our planet. The previous IPCC report, in 2007, gained International acclaim and even won a Nobel Peace Prize – for its important message about climate change,  but what has happened since? Not a lot. How seriously will anyone be taking their latest report? The facts and figures will be reported, but what action, if any, will be taken this time around? And do ordinary citizens of the world fully understand the seriousness of the continued pollution of our atmosphere with emissions of Carbon Dioxide, the dangers of Fracking and the very serious consequences of Ocean Acidification?

In her work as a writer and speaker on the subject of Ocean Ecology and Marine Life, Gloria Barnett has been informing her readers and  audiences about the crucial role the world’s oceans play in maintaining the delicate balance of the climate.

The oceans have the most diverse life of all environments on Earth. They support 230,000 known species, with an estimated 1 – 10 million species still to be discovered. Exchange of gases occurs at the complex interface between the ocean and the atmosphere. These physical and chemical interactions affect not only marine life, but have a significant impact on our planet’s environment and our climate.

Much is reported about the destruction of rainforests, the ‘lungs of the world’, but little is mentioned of the declining Seagrass meadows below the waves, or of photosynthetic Phytoplankton, also becoming increasingly endangered, despite short-lived growth blooms at certain times of the year. These two ocean life forms contribute significantly to global oxygen supply. If these populations continue to decline, we can expect to see reduced levels of oxygen in the atmosphere.

In addition, a vicious cycle of pollution and build up of excess chemicals has led to acidification of the oceans which absorb vast quantities of CO2 from man-made fossil fuel emissions.  This  is another of the ‘silent’ contributors to climate change.  Effects are already being seen in pteropods and krill which are major food sources for all food chains in the oceans, whilst human food sources are being affected by the high acidification in seafood industries.

To spread her message of the crucial role of the oceans, Gloria has produced a concise report, which reduces the ‘scientific blurb’ into an accessible form for the non-scientific reader. Her aim is to create a better understanding of the essential role that atmosphere and oceans play in a healthy life on Earth for all of us – marine animals and land animals including, of course, the human species.

The report is available now, in ebook form, and has been described as:

‘An extremely well-argued wake-up call ….a book for all citizens concerned about the future world their children’s children will be inheriting’.

‘A lucid and well-argued science book that gets to the very heart of the urgent climate-change issue. We appear to be running out of time’

AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD IN PDF FORMAT – £2.99 (approx. $5 US). You’ll be taken to the download page immediately after payment – simply click when it says ‘Return to gloria@barnettweb.co.uk’




 

Are you sceptical about climate change and global warming? If so read this FAQ document now:

GloriaBarnett_FAQ_Climate_Change

And register your concerns by visiting these sites and supporting them, or add your name to some of the online petitions calling for change:

350.org The name comes from: 350 parts-per-million (ppm) of CO2 in the atmosphere is a safe upper limit to avoid a climate tipping point.  In December 2013 the level was recorded as 400 ppm.  The Earth can recover from this only if we act soon to reduce CO2 emissions.
Greenpeace International Working in December 2013 to prevent oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean. Organising a petition against a Fracking Law in the UK – January 2015 – please sign up at https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/frackinglaw
World Ocean Observatory Facts, facts, facts – a really good read on the subject of oceans.
Australian Conservation Foundation Trying to protect the Great Barrier Reef
Marine Conservation Society Doing what it says in the title !
Marine Biology Org Facts and wonderful pictures
Climate Council Australian Climate Organisation.
Change.org Start your own petition or find one already there.
People and Planet Student organisation on environment
38 Degrees – petitions for almost every occasion See the success of asking the Secretary of State to change his policy on climate change in the UK curriculum athttp://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/michael-gove-don-t-scrap-climate-change-education-2