A new report from the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting in South Korea says that ocean acidification has risen alarmingly from absorption of CO2 in the atmosphere.
This report says acidification is changing and will dramatically change the ocean ecosystem in years ahead.
Alfonso Mucci is a professor of geochemistry and oceanography in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
McGill’s commitment to sustainability reaches back several decades and spans scales from local to global. The sustainability declarations that we have signed affirm our role in helping to shape a future where people and the planet can flourish.
Talloires Declaration (1990)
Composed in 1990 at an international conference in Talloires, France, this is the first official statement made by university administrators of a commitment to environmental sustainability in higher education.
Since the creation of Sustainability Policy, we have seen a marked increase in conscientiousness in our community regarding campus sustainability.
McGill has long demonstrated its commitment to sustainability through its forward-looking policies: the Environmental Policy (2001), Paper Use Policy (2005) and Sustainability Policy (2010), all of which have helped change the way we work.
Published in the May 2013 Issue (Vol.15 No.5 p.18) of Today's Dietitian
Written by McKenzie Hall, RD