Since 1993, the rate of ocean warming
has more than doubled and the pH of the ocean surface has declined
by a range of 0.017–0.027 pH units per decade since the late 1980s. Between 2006 and 2015, Antarctic glaciers lost
155 gigatons of ice
per year. As measurements since 1993 show, the sea levels are rising
by 3.3 millimetres per year. According to the IPCC special report more than 300,000 people in Germany would be affected by flooding by the end of the century if emissions continue to rise
. Climate change also has an impact on many marine species, which experience major changes in their habitats due to ocean warming and biochemical changes such as oxygen loss. As a result, the marine species composition is shifting
in geographical range and seasonal activities.
The results of the IPCC special reports show that the climate will continue to change very rapidly and will have a massive impact on life on Earth if we do not take action as soon as possible. Every aspect of sustainability is interacted by the state of the ocean and cryosphere and is also reflected in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With sustainabill’s traceability approach to create more transparency in your supply chain, you can contribute to SDGs and mitigate climate change to protect the ocean and the associated ecosystems.
Read more about the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate: