• Fish swimming above coral
  • Polar bear on sea ice
  • Sea lions in surface waters
  • Ocean acidity has increased 26% since the mid-1800s.
  • Over 1,000 Arctic species depend on sea ice for their survival.
  • Warming in the upper ocean by 1°C would triple the oxygen-depleted zones.

Perspectives on COP22

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Scripps PhD student, Charlotte Beall, shares her perspectives on the challenges and successes of COP22 with KPBS Midday Edition. Hear more here

From left to right, Scripps PhD students, Kirk Sato, Travis Schramek, Katherine Zaba, and Charlotte Beall, at COP22.  


Scientists and Students from the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation Participate in COP22

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The Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC) was well represented during the first week of COP22, by CMBC Director Lisa Levin, former SIO Director Charles Kennel, and CMBC students Yassir Eddebbar, Rishi Sugla, Kirk Sato and Natalya Gallo, along with many others from SIO including V. Ramanathan, Todd Martz, Dillon Amayo, Osinachi Oajoku, Travis Schramek, Wes Neely and Brittany Hook. There was a whirlwind of activity and much uncertainty following the US election. CMBC delegates shared their knowledge with policymakers by organizing and participating in press conferences, presenting in side events, and engaging delegates at the new Scripps exhibit booth. Read more about events that Scripps scientists led here

Around the Pier: Scripps Informs Science Policy at International Climate Conference

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Visitors from nearly 200 countries recently descended upon the vibrant and bustling North African city of Marrakech to attend the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22). The 2016 conference, hosted by Morocco from Nov. 7-18, was the latest in a series of global climate change policy negotiations led by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Some 20,000 people attended COP22, including the largest-ever delegation of students and researchers from the University of California San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Amid the two-week frenzy of international policy negotiations, Scripps and UC researchers were on hand to inform delegates and negotiators of the most up-to-date climate science findings.

Read more about the role Scripps had at COP22 here.  


UCSD Grad Students Travel to Morocco for Climate Talks

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Deborah Sullivan Brennan of the San Diego Union Tribune interviewed three UCSD graduate students, Natalya Gallo, Osinachi Ajoku, and Christine Pereira, as they were getting ready to depart to Marrakech, Morocco for COP22. A dozen UCSD students will be attending the COP to discuss their research and network with top scientists and government leaders. The San Diego Union Tribune Article can be viewed here

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