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Ocean’s in Crisis: Dr. F. Gaill & Dr. H.-O. Portner

The Paris Agreement’s aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Additionally, the agreement aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change. To reach these ambitious goals, appropriate financial flows, a new technology framework and an enhanced capacity building framework will be put in place, thus supporting action by developing countries and the most vulnerable countries, in line with their own national objectives. The Agreement also provides for enhanced transparency of action and support through a more robust transparency framework. There will be a global stocktake every 5 years to assess the collective progress towards achieving the purpose of the Agreement and to inform further individual actions by Parties.

Dr H-0o Portner in this video tells us that there are going to be three key reports conducted by the IPCCC and they are: 1.5degrees, ocean and land and the cryosphere. The Cryosphere is going to be ready in 2019 and the other two topics will be about in 2018.

To be investigated by the AR6 there is a table of information in this video 07:10 that will explain the risk to marine species of ocean acidification.

Conclusively there has been an encouraging statement that was made in the report and that was: Comprehensive NDCs would include oceans where relevant because oceans are definitely impacted by climate change.

All in all this video goes great way to explaining the issues facing the growing population of earth and how we can prevent further climate damage. Moreover with some interesting insights into what’s being done to prevent the heating of the planet this video is very informative.

Links: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/ , http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/9485.php ,

By Alex Mitchison

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