Climate Change and Transboundary Environmental Agreements

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Unformatted text preview: Ocean Acidification – 75% of the earth and the atmosphere moves back and forth(?) The Sea is not on avg. 30% more acidic than 200yrs ago. An increasingly acidic ocean poses problems for coral, sea creatures with shells, and sea creatures that need high oxygen levels. Arctic Melt 1979 vs. 2007 39% loss in less that 30 yrs. The arctic in summer will be completely ice free between 2011 and 2015. Flow from the Russian rivers into the Arctic Basi has increased by 7% (equivalent of 3 months of the outflow of the Mississippi) Heightened river flow into the ocean has disturbed the balance of flora and fauna, and threatens to crash fish populations. The Global Thermohaline Conveyor belt Current driven by temp and salt level of w...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2014 for the course STIA 318 taught by Professor Theresasabonis-helf during the Fall '13 term at Georgetown.

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