Global Warming Impact

Think of the ocean, rivers, and water ways like the blood of the world flowing through keeping every thing alive.

Waves on the ocean like a beating pulse of the planet keeping every thing alive, with the Sun as the heart shining down. With the blue and green lungs providing the breath to the living planet that allows everything to survive and grow.

There are also kidney and liver function in the form of cave systems that filter out the harmful bacteria, plus the microbiology of the water systems outside of caves works to bring a balance, much like the cells in our bodies that are there to fight off infections.

The Impact On Oceans & Coral Reefs

Oceans are vital ‘carbon sinks’, meaning that they absorb huge amounts of carbon dioxide, preventing it from reaching the upper atmosphere. Increased water temperatures and higher carbon dioxide concentrations than normal, which make oceans more acidic, are already having an impact on oceans. As well as the ecological damage done to the wildlife and their natural diet of small fish and mammals done through over-fishing and our throwaway society. 

Oceans are already experiencing large-scale changes at a warming of 1°C, with critical thresholds expected to be reached at 1.5°C and above. We have to do something now. 

Coral reefs are projected to decline by a further 70-90% at 1.5°C. At a warming of 2°C virtually all coral reefs will be lost. It’s not only a tragedy for wildlife: around half a billion people rely on fish from coral reefs as their main source of protein.