ODP Interview with Rod Fujita, Senior Scientist at Environmental Defense Fund

Science is back, and this week we were fortunate to talk with Rod Fujita, the Lead Senior Scientist in the Ocean Program at the Environmental Defense Fund about new research he is doing on climate change and managing ocean fish stocks in the future.

“In many ways, the ocean as a whole is the canary in the coal mine for climate change.  The whole planet is reacting to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions … the ocean is at the forefront because it has been absorbing a lot of heat and carbon over many decades … fisheries are experiencing climate change in a very intensive way and have been for decades … It’s the last hunting exercise on the planet … fisheries still provide food for billions of people on the planet.”

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