Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 2007 report: “There is high confidence, based on substantial new evidence, that observed changes in marine and freshwater biological systems are associated with rising water temperatures, as well as related changes in ice cover, salinity, oxygen levels and circulation” (Bernstein et al. 2007). These changes are a result of climate change and they are affecting marine organisms in a negative way. However, the report follows this statement with: “While there is increasing evidence of climate change impacts on coral reefs, separating the impacts of climate-related stresses from other stresses (e.g., over- fishing and pollution) is difficult” (Bernstein et al. 2007). This last sentence was added because even though changes to coral reef health appear to largely be a result of climate change, there are additional variables that may affect their health, and need to be studied further. This does not eliminate climate change as the main cause of the problems with coral reef health, it merely states that there are other factors, as well.
Lots of ways to die.
I already told my kids that by the time they reach old age the only seafood will be farmed, saving the ocean fish is a lost cause