World’s Oceans and Marine Life Threatened as ‘Never Before in Human History’
“It is now clear our actions are having a significant impact on the world’s oceans. The future of humanity, and indeed all life on Earth, now depends on us.”
(COMMONDREAMS) — While renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough warned the world’s oceans are “under threat now as never before in human history,” green groups on Tuesday said a United Nations resolution to end plastic pollution in the world’s oceans does not go nearly far enough to combat the problem, and stressed that more urgent action is needed to eradicate the damage before it’s too late.
Attenborough’s new BBC documentary series finale airing this weekend will highlight the crisis, drawing attention to the huge amount of plastic that’s dumped into oceans and seas every year, as well as the impact of climate change, overfishing, and noise pollution on underwater wildlife.
The final episode of Blue Planet 2 will focus entirely on the damage being done, arguing that humans’ actions