Analysis | Conservation of oceans finally beginning to get its dues at high-level climate talks
Oceans are having a moment in climate science.
On Saturday, the International Union for Conservation of Nature presented the largest peer-reviewed study ever conducted of ocean deoxygenation at the U.N.’s Climate Change Conference in Madrid. Oceans have sucked up 93 percent of the heat human beings have produced since the mid-1900s, the study says, but they’re reaching their limit. As oxygen levels in the ocean deplete, oceans could actually become a formidable contributor to climate change.