Submission 0564-JUDD

Submitter: Priscilla Judd

Community: Lumby

Date Submitted: July 10, 2023

Drastic action is needed within a decade to prevent irreversible changes to marine ecosystems.

From the website: State of the

The Ocean has already absorbed more than 80% of the heat added to the climate system and around 33% of the carbon dioxide emitted by humans. Ecosystems are collapsing as species are pushed to extinction and natural habitats are destroyed. Scientists believe that there is still time to prevent irreversible, catastrophic changes to our marine ecosystems but that this requires drastic action within a decade.
How Bad is it?
The 27 participants from 18 organisations in 6 countries produced a grave assessment of current threats – and a stark conclusion about future risks to marine and human life if the current trajectory of damage continues: that the world’s ocean is at high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history,

Dr.Alex Rogers says: “If the ocean goes down it’s game over” That means game over for humans. Who will break ranks and start to stop ocean pollution? I put my faith in the Cohen Commission – for the sake of life on Earth.

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