The 2010-2011 MCCIP Annual Report Card
provides the very latest updates on how climate change is affecting
our seas. Almost 100 scientists from 40 leading UK science
organisations contributed to this report card, making it our most
comprehensive to date. New topics on air-sea carbon exchanges, deep
sea habitats, waterbirds and human health are introduced, along
with a UK regional seas impact map. This report card also takes a
first look at how the UKCP09 climate projections might aid our
understanding of future marine climate change impacts.
'Healthy oceans matter and they matter because they
are vital to our health, to our prosperity, to our security, and
also to our ability to adapt to climate change'
Dr Jane Lubchenco, US Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans
and Atmosphere and Administrator of NOAA.