The political debate about climate in the United States has resulted in a stalemate. Save for the voices of a determined few, a silence has enveloped the issue, effectively shutting the conversation down. In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill will ask the question, "Is anyone out there thinking ahead about climate?" and will answer it by outlining two particular organizations-The U.S. Navy and the International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies-with future agendas that are taking climate science seriously and moving responsibly forward.
Peter Neill, Director of the W2O and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide.
Photo: A melting iceberg in Antarctica.
Image Credit: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists
Resources from This Episode:
US Navy | Task Force Climate Change (TFCC)
International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies
Global Ocean Commission
Global Ocean Commission:
A Rescue Package for the Ocean
CLICK HERE to read more about the GOC and the final ocean report entitled, "From Decline to Recovery: A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean"
Ocean Health Index
A weekly feature to highlight, by country, the goals and components of the Ocean Health Index which measures and scores ocean health from 0-100.
Did You Know?
This goal measures the carbon stored in natural coastal ecosystem—seagrasses, tidal marshes and mangroves—that sequester and store large amounts of carbon in both the plants and in the sediment below them. When preserved, carbon is stored in these ecosystems. When destroyed, carbon is emitted back into the atmosphere, becoming new sources of greenhouse gas emissions. (source: OHI)