Infographic: The state of our oceans

Oceans cover around 70 percent of the planet and play a crucial role in the global ecosystem: They cool the planet, harbor enormous biological diversity and make an important contribution to food security. But the situation of our oceans is becoming increasingly serious. Climate change, overfishing and plastic waste threaten their natural balance, with potentially serious consequences. This infographic gives an overview of the situation of our oceans and what threatens them.

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November 2021

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Aida Perpetua
31 March 2022

Very relevant and of great interest, especially since I am teaching Sustainable Development Studies to Graduate students.

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