• Fish swimming above coral
  • Polar bear on sea ice
  • Sea lions in surface waters
  • Ocean acidity has increased 26% since the mid-1800s.
  • Over 1,000 Arctic species depend on sea ice for their survival.
  • Warming in the upper ocean by 1°C would triple the oxygen-depleted zones.

Food and Climate

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Kate discusses how traditional food and culture may be threatened by climate change at the COP20 in Lima, Peru.

Fisheries and Peru

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Peru is home to one of the largest single species fisheries in the world. Follow Noah as he explores fisheries in an ever changing planet.


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How is climate change affecting the ocean? In this episode Sierra talks to scientists at the COP20 in Lima, Peru, about deoxygenation.

Voces por los Océanos

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Voces por el Clima, Voices for the Climate, bustled with Peruvians from all ages coming to learn about climate issues. The event featured sections dedicated to education about various environmental issues—sustainable cities, forests, mountains, clean energy and the oceans. Education displays combined traditional museum style exhibits with text with interactive art, touch screens, video, building activities and more. Students from the local University presented each display to visitors engaging them with the content and answering questions. Children ran through a forest of brightly painted trees, laughing gleefully. An elderly women moved robotically in front of a human sized ipod screen with remote sensor technology, her face pursed slightly in concentration. A little boy reassembled pillows made to look like stones, piling them carefully into a dam. Animated presenters attracted the audience with charisma and a message of us, the people, acting now to save our planet.

Contact Information

Ocean Scientists for Informed Policy
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92083-0202