Eight Urgent Steps for Our Ocean Planet

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    A scientific paper published in May 2019 states that eight urgent, simultaneous actions are needed to head off potential ecological disaster in the global ocean. In this episode of World Ocean Radio we discuss the questions and priority actions laid out in the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) report and the warning contained therein that failure to act within the next ten years to halt the damage caused by human activities could result in catastrophic change to how the world ocean functions and pose imminent threats to vital ocean ecosystems.

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World Ocean Radio is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide. Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects.

Earthrise, NASA image AS08-14-2383, taken by astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission

Resource from this episode:
Report: Eight urgent fundamental and simultaneous steps needed to restore ocean health, and the consequences for humanity and the planet of inaction or delay
International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO)
Laffoley, D; Baxter, J.M; Amon, D.J; Currie, D.E.J.; Downs, C.A; Hall-Spencer, J.M; Harden-Davies, H; Page,R.8; Reid, P.C; Roberts,C.M.; Rogers, A; Thiele, T; Sheppard, C.R.C.; Sumaila, U.R.; and Woodall, L.C.