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Sea, Cost and Marine



What is it all about?


The world's coasts and marine environments are essential components of the earth's ecosystem and are under increasing threat from climate change. The rise in global temperatures, melting of ice sheets, and changes in precipitation patterns have resulted in rising sea levels, ocean acidification, and ocean warming. These changes are affecting marine life, coastal habitats, and the livelihoods of millions of people.

Rising sea levels caused by melting ice caps and glaciers pose a significant threat to coastal ecosystems. It can lead to the loss of habitats like mangroves, sea-grass beds, and coral reefs, which provide essential breeding and feeding grounds for marine life. Rising sea levels also increase the risk of coastal erosion, flooding, and the destruction of infrastructure and property.

Ocean acidification, caused by the absorption of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, is another significant threat to marine life. It can affect the growth and survival of shell-forming organisms such as corals, oysters, and plankton, which are vital components of the ocean food chain.

Ocean warming, caused by the absorption of heat by the oceans, is another significant impact of climate change on marine life. It can lead to the bleaching of corals, changes in the migration patterns of marine species, and the spread of invasive species.

To mitigate the effects of climate change on coastal and marine environments, several strategies can be employed. These include reducing greenhouse gas emissions, protecting and restoring coastal habitats, developing sustainable fisheries, and increasing research and monitoring of coastal and marine ecosystems.

In conclusion, climate change poses a significant threat to coastal and marine environments. The impacts of rising sea levels, ocean acidification, and ocean warming can affect marine life, coastal habitats, and the livelihoods of millions of people. It is essential to take urgent action to mitigate the effects of climate change on the coasts and marine environments to ensure their protection and conservation for future generations.


  1. Sea levels are rising by 3.2mm/year, twice the 20th-century rate. (Source: NASA)

  2. Up to 90% of the world's coral reefs may be lost by 2050 due to ocean warming and acidification. (Source: NOAA)

  3. By 2050, over 570 coastal cities will face frequent flooding due to sea-level rise. (Source: Climate Central)

  4. Ocean acidification is already affecting shell-forming organisms such as plankton, mollusks, and corals. (Source: IPCC)

  5. Over 50% of the world's wetlands have been lost in the last century. (Source: The Nature Conservancy)

  6. Warmer ocean temperatures are changing the migration patterns of marine species. (Source: WWF)

  7. About 90% of the world's fish stocks are fully or over-exploited. (Source: FAO)

  8. Climate change is affecting the ocean's currents, leading to significant impacts on marine ecosystems. (Source: National Geographic)

By carrying the ribbon of this subject we will express a will to act in these ways:

  • Before leaving the beach, clean and do not leave the debris on the beach. The waste we throw away reaches the depths of the sea and destroys ecosystems.

  • Do not spill materials into the sea! When substances are dumped into the sea, they harm the vegetation and population in the depths of the sea.

  • If you see dirt in the sea / beach, pick it up and throw it in the trash, so that the dirt does not reach the sea and the beaches.

  • if you see a person throwing waste in the sea, ask him to throw it in the nearest bin and explain to him that the dirt pollutes the sea and in a simple action it can be avoided.

  • Reduce your carbon footprint by using public transport, cycling, or walking instead of driving alone.

  • Conserve water by turning off the tap when not in use and taking shorter showers.

  • Support sustainable fisheries by buying seafood that is sustainably sourced.

  • Reduce your use of single-use plastics, which often end up in the ocean and harm marine life.

  • Support organizations that work towards protecting coastal and marine environments.

  • Participate in beach cleanups and remove trash and plastics from the coast.

  • Be aware of the impact of climate change on coastal and marine environments and educate others about the issue.

  • Conserve energy by turning off lights and electronics when not in use.

  • Advocate for policies that support the protection of coastal and marine environments, such as protected marine areas and sustainable fisheries.

  • Choose environmentally friendly products and support companies that take steps to reduce their carbon footprint and environmental impact.

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