Official: Oceans knackered

Richard Black from the BBC reports

The oceans are in a worse state than previously suspected, according to an expert panel of scientists.

In a new report, they warn that ocean life is “at high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history”.

They conclude that issues such as over-fishing, pollution and climate change are acting together in ways that have not previously been recognised. (emphasis added)

continues

You mean, if we start hacking away at complex systems that we don’t really understand, then there might be interactions and feedback loops that make for unpleasant surprises? Who knew?

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