Marine animals in crisis due to Global warming
Antarctica’s ice is melting. The temperature of seawater is increasing rapidly. The rate of greenhouse gases in the air is rising despite thousands of control measures.
Heavy rains, non-rainfalls, wildfires – both numbers and impacts are rising. As a result, the signal of how serious the world is going to face in the coming days is already there.
Experts are warning again and again. Recently, a three-day conclave was organized in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, India, under the auspices of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
Originally the fate of the sea and marine animals was the subject of study. But the information that came to light at the end of the conclave was a welcome sign of danger.
It is known that global warming and climate change will have the greatest impact on the marine fauna of Asian countries.
By 2100, at least 86 percent of Asian countries’ fish species will be threatened. It’s better to say, existential crisis. This rate is highest in Asian countries or more precisely in the ‘Exclusive Economic Zones’ or EEZ areas of Asian countries compared to other countries.
In North America, this rate is 77 percent, 73 percent for Oceania. And in the case of African marine fauna, the risk of danger is 71 percent.
Not only that, according to marine biologists, by the year 2100, animals living in the seas of the Indian subcontinent will face the greatest threat. In terms of percentage, this rate is 56. This is followed by the North Pacific region, where the rate is 42 percent.
Tarub Vahri, FAO’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Division officer and climate expert, claims, “The effects of climate change are going to be severe on the global biomass of marine animals.
It will be greatly reduced to 21 percent. This rate will decrease further in tropical areas. This is the harbinger of impending danger.”
In addition to various species of plants, many animals live in the sea. But as a result of warming, the level of ‘marine heatwave’ is increasing, and the existence of animals is bound to be in crisis in the future.
Not only is the temperature of the seawater rising, it is also reducing the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water. As a result, corals and various types of marine animals are in crisis.
A rise in temperature means a much higher rate of evaporation, which in turn increases the amount of water vapor. On the contrary, it increases the risk of heavy rains and floods. There is also the opposite.
Scientists claim that the warm ocean is behind the events that have occurred in the recent past in the Amazon, Australia, California drought, heat waves, and fires. So be careful now.
Every country in the world should immediately come forward to formulate and implement programs to prevent the evils of warming and climate change. So are environmentalists, scientists, and climate experts.