John Kerry warns of ocean ‘dead zones’ from pollution and acidification

Ocean Acidification

US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned of growing “dead zones” in the world’s oceans, calling for greater global efforts to protect marine life.

In his second major environmental speech this month, he said pollution, over-fishing and acidification linked to greenhouse gas emissions were stripping the high seas of life.

Kerry hinted the US could support an increase in the world’s marine reserves, urging countries to work together at the United Nations to address what he called one of the most “complex global challenges” facing the planet.

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