Contrasting futures for ocean and society from different anthropogenic CO<sub>2</sub> emissions scenarios
|Title||Contrasting futures for ocean and society from different anthropogenic CO2 emissions scenarios|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Gattuso, J-P, Magnan, A, Billé, R, Cheung, WWL, Howes, EL, Joos, F, Allemand, D, Bopp, L, Cooley, SR, Eakin, CM, Hoegh-Guldberg, O, Kelly, RP, Pörtner, H-O, Rogers, AD, Baxter, JM, d'A Laffoley, D, Osborn, D, Rankovic, A, Rochette, J, Sumaila, UR, Treyer, S, Turley, C|
Anthropogenic CO2 emissions directly affect atmospheric chemistry but also have a strong influence on the oceans. Gattuso et al. review how the physics, chemistry, and ecology of the oceans might be affected based on two CO2 emission trajectories: one business as usual and one with aggressive reductions. Ocean warming, acidification, sea-level rise, and the expansion of oxygen minimum zones will continue to have distinct impacts on marine communities and ecosystems. The path that humanity takes regarding CO2 emissions will largely determine the severity of these phenomena.