Climate Change Has Quadrupled Ocean Dead Zones

Robert Simmon & Jesse Allen – NASA Earth Observatory

The size of oxygen-starved ocean “dead zones,” where plants and animals struggle to survive, has increased fourfold around the world, according to a new scientific analysis.

The growth of the zones is yet another consequence of global warming — including increasing ocean temperatures — triggered by greenhouse gases and, closer to the coasts, contamination by agricultural runoff and sewage.

LINK (via: Huffpost)

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