How Does Climate Change Affect Our Oceans?

Updated: Feb 3, 2020

As the world’s largest carbon sink, oceans are responsible for global temperature regulation, oxygen production and play an important role in climate change and global warming. Oceans make up to 70 percent of the Earth’s surface area and host about 3/4 of all known species. Three and a half billion people now live within one hundred kilometers of the coast and greatly depend on the sea for their livelihood. This dependency translates into a life or death matter for the world’s poorest populations, and it’s threatened by current environmental conditions brought on by global