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  • “The fact that 25 governments came together gives us hope that more of the ocean can be protected and used wisely,” Jane Lubchenco, an ocean researcher at Oregon State and a founding Climate Central board member, said, praising the marine reserve aspect in particular. “Marine reserves are climate reserves.”

  • “Beneath the surface, our oceans are bearing the brunt of climate change. Increasing temperatures and acidity are decimating the fisheries and coral reefs so many species and communities depend upon. But there is reason for hope and it starts here. The creativity and passion being brought to this increasingly moral issue will be felt around the world."

  • "I worry about oceans becoming more corrosive, decimating both fisheries and coral reefs. Oceans have already become 30 percent more acidic since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution; if business-as-usual carbon emissions continue, oceans are likely to be 150 percent more acidic by the end of this century. Yikes!

    I take heart in knowing that social change can happen very rapidly once a tipping point is reached, that young people are bringing new passion and creativity to the issue, and that climate change is being seen increasingly as the moral issue it is."

    New York Times Interview, September 22, 2014