May 13, 2010

The World is Blue

Marine scientist Earle highlights a global ecosystem that is in danger of irreversible change. She asserts that the effects of pollution and climate change are most clearly visible in the seas, an ecosystem that covers three-quarters of the planet's surface. She weaves together years of ocean research with the latest findings about the state of the oceans. She concludes that this once seemingly inexhaustible resource is overexploited, polluted to toxic levels, and changed so that it is riddled with "dead zones." The good news, she believes, is that we have not yet passed the point of no return, and argues that we take immediate action to reverse the damage before it is too late.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

The World is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean's Are One
Sylvia A. Earle
GC 21 .E28 2009