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Ocean-Climate Trust

Building a Comprehensive "Portfolio" for Climate Stabilization 

Decarbonization

A core focus of a winning portfolio must be on decarbonizing the economy as quickly as possible,.....

Negative Emissions

Decarbonization alone is insufficent; we must also draw down atmospheric CO2 and methan levels

"Hedges"

Some parts of the global climate system are changing so fast that they may outpace our stabilization efforts

The Ocean-Climate Nexus

The oceans have been vastly undervalued and underutilized in the fight to arrest climate disruption.  Oceans are also the major planetary ‘victims’ to date of climate disruption. 

The oceans need to play an elevated role in climate stabilization and we also need an oceans’ systems survival plan if we are to win on climate stabilization.

The oceans have literally saved the terrestrial world so far, absorbing some 90% of all the excess heat caused by our greenhouse gas pollution.  Without oceans the earth’s current surface temperatures would be unlivable. 

 

Oceans have also absorbed a significant portion (some 30%) of the carbon dioxide pollution we have put in the atmosphere, and as a result are becoming more acidic. 

The Ocean-Climate Trust

The Ocean-Climate Trust works to bring a comprehensive "portfolio” approach to the forefront of climate action, and to unlock new resources to build out the negative emissions and hedges elements of the portfolio, and to focus attention particularly on the ocean contributions to each.