The human-caused, rapid rise in CO2 levels is having marked effects on terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. These effects are complex and go beyond weather disasters.
Why would TransCanada start borehole drilling just as whales and migratory birds are coming into the Bay of Fundy in increasing numbers in August and September?
Marine life in the high seas soak up twice as much CO2 from the atmosphere as Canada emits every year, a new study by the Global Ocean Commission revealed last month.
Qualicum Scallops is blaming high acidity for the loss of 10 million scallops. A drop in PH means the shellfish cannot form strong shells and become susceptible to infection.
The federal government recently approved a major expansion to B.C.'s fish farm sector despite warnings by the Cohen commission about the effects of net-based farms on wild salmon.