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Deirdre Fulton – Experts Warn Climate Change is ‘Changing the Contours’ of World’s Oceans

As climate change continues to put ocean ecosystems and the communities that rely upon them at risk, the U.S.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) this week outlined a new “Climate Science Strategy” meant to increase fisheries’ resilience against global warming.

“NOAA just announced that for the globe the month of July—and actually, the entire year so far—was the warmest ever recorded, driven largely by record warm ocean temperatures,” said Eileen Sobeck, assistant NOAA administrator for fisheries. “Those warmer waters—along with rising seas, coastal droughts and ocean acidification—are already putting people, businesses, and communities at risk.”

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