World must cut pollution to save marine life
Global warming will cause irreversible damage to marine life in the world’s oceans if left unchecked, a new study says. The results of the study, released on Thursday, confirm that global warming is both forcing fish to search for cooler waters and destroying valuable undersea habitats, including coral reefs. If global warming at the current rate continues unchecked, “fish will migrate away from their current habitats 65 percent faster, resulting in changes to biodiversity and ecosystem functions,” the study warned. The research examined how climate change is projected to affect oceans, marine life and can potentially cost hundreds of billions of dollars in financial damage to the global economy every year.