Science and Technology

Pacific in Peril

Posted on: Wed 9 Dec 2020

The Pacific Ocean makes up a third of the globe’s surface and provides people around the world oxygen, food and livelihoods.

The largest and deepest oceanic division of the earth is under serious threat due to a new changing climate.

Pollution such as sewage, toxic waste, habitat destruction, over fishing and our serious plastic problems are all treats to our ocean’s ecology and coastal economies.

Individuals can slow the problem by being cautious of what we consume and reducing our carbon footprint.

Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis speak to Jodie L. Rummer, the Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow at James Cook University speaking with us about the current state of the Pacific Ocean.

Produced by Kate Johnson

Image Source: WikiMedia


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