Wednesday March 29, 2023

USA Today

President Joe Biden released a first-of-its-kind U.S. Ocean Climate Action Plan on Tuesday, which he said will “harness the tremendous power of the ocean to help in our fight against the climate crisis.”

Speaking at the White House Conservation in Action Summit, Biden said: “We can reduce emissions by building offshore wind farms, better protect our coastal and fishing communities from worsening storms, changing fisheries and other impacts on climate change.” 

Ocean advocates say it comes not a minute too soon. 

By absorbing more than 90% of the Earth’s warming in recent decades, the ocean is “already playing an enormous role in the climate crisis,” said Lara Levison, senior director of federal policy for the ocean conservation group Oceana.

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