The silent services of the world ocean

Stocker, Thomas (2015). The silent services of the world ocean. Science, 350(6262), pp. 764-765. American Association for the Advancement of Science 10.1126/science.aac8720

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The most recent comprehensive assessment carried out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has concluded that “Human influence on the climate system is clear,” a headline statement that was approved by all governments in consensus. This influence will have long-lasting consequences for ecosystems, and the resulting impacts will continue to be felt millennia from now. Although the terrestrial impacts of climate change are readily apparent now and have received widespread public attention, the effects of climate change on the oceans have been relatively invisible. However, the world ocean provides a number of crucial services that are of global significance, all of which come with an increasing price caused by human activities. This needs to be taken into account when considering adaptation to and mitigation of anthropogenic climate change.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Climate and Environmental Physics
10 Strategic Research Centers > Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR)
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute

UniBE Contributor:

Stocker, Thomas

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

0036-8075

Publisher:

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Language:

English

Submitter:

Monika Wälti-Stampfli

Date Deposited:

02 Dec 2015 10:53

Last Modified:

02 Dec 2015 10:53

Publisher DOI:

10.1126/science.aac8720

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.73287

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/73287

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