Despite being treated as humanity’s rubbish dump for decades, the oceans of the world are proving remarkably resilient, says a new scientific review.
Building on that resilience could lead to a full recovery within three decades, the researchers argue.
Climate change, and the challenges of scaling up existing conservation efforts, are the big hurdles, they say.
The researchers caution that the window for action is now very narrow.
The oceans have been exploited by humans for centuries, but the negative impacts of our involvement have only become clear…