The Point of No Return

With the ocean we are, in all likelihood, at the point of no return. We know it would take half a century to reverse the acid base in sea water if we halted emissions today, decades for forests, coral reefs, and coastal areas to regenerate, for species of fish to return to prior numbers. In some instances it is already too late, some species having passed no return into extinction. How much more evidence will be needed, example-by-example, until we are forced to admit that the time for decision has come?

In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will discuss these convictions and give examples of observation, research and experience to support the facts of these assertions. He'll discuss the environmental community that has been at work formulating sustainable concepts beyond the point of no return as a collective framework for action.

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.

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