Climate Kids Connects - Climate Science and Oceans

Welcome to Climate Kids Connects! We are so glad you are here. As you may have heard, the Earth needs our help. Our global climate is changing and this will impact our communities, both human and natural. This is a big problem and it will take all of us thinking creatively to come up with solutions. On today's blog, we are going to be exploring a diverse ecosystem that is vast as it is complex - oceans!



Welcome to Climate Kids Connects!


For today's edition we are going to be exploring a diverse ecosystem that is as vast as it is complex - oceans. Oceans cover 71% of the earth's surface and are the basis of all life. Although the intake of carbon dioxide into marine ecosystems is a natural process, scientists are observing significant impacts of too much carbon dioxide entering this system.



As ocean temperatures rise along with global temperatures, plants and animals struggle to adapt to higher temperatures. Increased amounts of carbon dioxide entering the ocean leads to an increased rate of ocean acidification. The following videos and activities will explore climate impacts on our oceans and what we can do to help.

 

Educational Videos



Exploring the Rocky Intertidal Ecosystem

Learn about the Rocky Intertidal Ecosystem and how our partners at Cabrillo National Monument are working to preserve and protect it.