Greens Healthy Oceans spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, said the findings of a CSIRO-led study, linking climate change to the abundance of krill in the Southern Hemisphere, are a gloomy reminder of the harsh impacts of climate change.
“Our oceans are facing their greatest threat in history from climate change, plastic pollution and overfishing.
“Our oceans are warming at a rate never before seen, up to 90 per cent of global fisheries are either overfished or fully exploited, and there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050.
“The findings of this study, albeit gloomy findings, should serve as valuable evidence to governments all over the world that if we continue down a destructive, ignorant path, the impact of climate change will be so harsh on our oceans that we may reach a point of no return.
“If the Australian Government doesn’t get serious about climate change, it could end up killing more whales than the whalers did.”