In December 2019, government leaders and states will gather for the UNFCCC COP 25. This COP follows hard on the heels of the IPCC* Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) and has been described as the ‘Blue’ COP by Sebastián Piñera, the President of Chile.
This issue explores:
- New elevation data triple estimates of global vulnerability to sea-level rise and coastal flooding
- Can microplastics pose a threat to ocean carbon sequestration?
- Global ocean methane emissions dominated by shallow coastal waters
Ocean literacy is key to understanding and protecting our planet. There is only one ocean and our language should reflect this. Will you join us and #droptheS?
On September 25th, the IPCC will publish its Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. Despite the inextricable links between the ocean and climate, this is the first oceanic report that the IPCC has undertaken.