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WARNING Oceans Face Mass Extinctions Lazaro Ruda

Oceans Face Mass Extinctions

The oceans are in far worse shape than we thought. In a preliminary report presented to the United Nations, an international team of renowned scientists warned Tuesday that a mass extinction of ocean life would be inevitable if current trends of acidification related to global warming continue. Species from coral to sea turtles could vanish within a generation, and the die-off would rival past extinctions. The situation is “more dire” than any of us thought, the scientists warned.

June 21, 2011 3:55 PM