The current rate of climate change, pollution, and overfishing can result in an expedited consequence for mankind and the world oceans. According to a report by international scientists, the study results have concluded that the world's ocean and marine life are dangerously degrading at an astronomical rate. If the pace maintains, the world can expect to see the end of marine life by 2050, within our lifetime.
One of the leading research director of the International Programme on the State of the Ocean from Oxford University, Alex Rogers spoke about the results from their research.
The results are shocking...We are looking at consequences for humankind that will impact in our lifetime... [Marine] degradation is now happening at a faster rate than predicted.. (it's a) serious situation demanding unequivocal action at every level, said Rogers.
The publication will try to spark talks about governing reforms on the oceans for future preservation. The significant growth of the coral reef's destruction threatens marine life along with the research group's call to reduce contaminating oceans with chemicals, limit over fishing, and creating more protective habitats for marine life recovery.
Issues with increase carbon emission and use of fertilizers have been significant in damaging the oceans where fish and marine life have suffered. A fifth of the world's population depends on fish as a source of protein and the over fishing activities, due to high demand, along with unsustainable fisheries are wiping out the number of marine life.
The IPSO's presentation will be in New York later this week as the United Nations will review the results and dangerous warnings in order to discuss future plans for the survival of our world's oceans.