United Nations News Centre – FEATURE: Climate change and the world’s oceans

‘The oceans, which cover three quarters of the Earth’s surface, play a vital role in the global climate system, generating oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Changes to the climate, brought about by increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, will thus lead to changes in the oceans, including sea-level rise and ocean acidification, which will put marine ecosystems and coastal communities at risk.’

Source: United Nations News Centre – FEATURE: Climate change and the world’s oceans