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Climate change and the ocean: What the latest UN report means for the Oregon coast

September 25, 2019
In The News

On Wednesday, the United Nations released an alarming report on global climate change, specifically how the build up of greenhouse gases is impacting the world’s oceans and ice. Much of the warmth trapped in Earth’s atmosphere by human-made carbon dioxide has been absorbed by the oceans and the impacts have been stark.

Along with the plan to take on ocean acidification and hypoxia, Oregon Rep. Suzanne Bonamici introduced a resolution Wednesday that recognized the findings of the United Nations report and “commits to implementing ocean-centric solutions to the climate crisis along with policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” she wrote in an online post.