Barbara, Sven, Angela and Gwen have landed in Copenhagen. We have at least 4 screenings of A Sea Change planned during the COP-15 conference, and we plan to do everything we can to put the oceans on the agenda of discussion for our nations’ leaders.
While there is little likelihood of a significant treaty being signed in Copenhagen, there are some small glimmers of hope that movement has begun. With President Obama and the Chinese government both signaling a willingness to commit to hard CO2 reduction targets, it appears that perhaps a treaty might eventually emerge. However, until the CO2 starts dropping, the only reduction that is occurring involves the pH level of our oceans.
For scientific news, an excellent, constantly updated source is Ocean Acidification, a portal and blog sponsored by the European Project on Ocean Acification. Another excellent