November 2015

COP21: A chance for a sea change

From Nov. 30-Dec. 11, leaders from more than 190 nations are gathering in Paris for the 2015 United Nations Conference on Climate Change, or COP21. The conference aims to achieve a binding international agreement to slow the pace of climate change. If we as a global community take bold and meaningful action in Paris, we can change course and leave our heirs a better world.

Change of Heart: how rampant carbon dioxide impacts the ocean

A wonderful part of working for the Aquarium is experiencing the life of Monterey Bay. Every time I leave my desk to watch birds, otters, dolphins and whales from our back deck, I’m freshly inspired to conserve the ocean.

At this moment in history, I’m inspired to protect the ocean from the biggest threat it has ever faced. That threat is rampant carbon dioxide.

COP21 Conference in Paris: Changing course on climate change

We can each do our part to slow the pace of climate change. We can bike or carpool instead of driving alone; replace incandescent light bulbs with LEDs; pull on a sweater instead of cranking up the heat.

Those efforts add up. But humanity needs more than individual actions to tackle global climate change – the greatest environmental challenge of our lifetimes. The international community must take bold and immediate action to change course.