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Climate Strike Recap

Friday was a truly historic day for the potent new social movement committed to sounding a global alarm about the climate crisis. The Global Climate Strikes, inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, age 16, may end up being the largest mass protest for action on global warming in history. There were 40,000 people striking in France; 2,600 in Ukraine; 5,000 in South Africa; 10,000 in Turkey; 5,000 in Japan; 100,000 in London; 330,000 in Australia; 250,000 in NYC; and 1.4 million in Germany - overall over 4 million people participated worldwide. - Learn More Here

Climate change: Scientists to report on ocean 'emergency' caused by warming

Scientists have been meeting in Monaco to finalize a report on the seas and the cryosphere. Released on Wednesday, it will show how the oceans have been a friend, helping us cope with rising temperatures. But it will warn that warming is turning the seas into a huge potential threat to humanity. - Learn More Here

OCEAN-BASED CLIMATE SOLUTIONS COULD DELIVER 21 PERCENT OF NEEDED GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTIONS, STUDY FINDS

study released on Monday details on how alterations to ocean industries and efforts to sequester carbon could contribute significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The study from the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy—a group of 14 heads of state and government, shows that the ocean can hold a much greater role in reducing global emissions than previously thought.

Decarbonizing shipping and ocean transport, increasing ocean-based renewable energy, restoring ecosystems like mangroves that capture carbon and shifting food consumption habits toward low-carbon food sources like seaweed are key steps toward reducing emissions output. The study said that ocean-based mitigation efforts could reduce carbon emissions by 11 billion tons per year, a figure greater than the emissions of all the coal power plants in the world. - Learn More Here

George Karalexis