Without Deep Emissions Cuts, Marine Species Face Mass Extinction

June 28, 2022

Recent research has found that under a business-as-usual emissions scenario, marine ecosystems are likely to experience “mass extinctions on par with past great extinctions.” The reason? Ocean warming and depleted levels of dissolved oxygen.

The work of AOS Faculty Member Curtis Deutsch, professor of geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI), and Justin Penn, a Geosciences postdoc, is highlighted in Eos.

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