October 2016

We Need a Sea Change in How We Communicate about Ocean Change. Metaphors Can Help.

This is the fourth post in a series about framing ocean and climate change.

We depend on our oceans and must protect them, yet they are often overlooked in public conversations about “climate change.” As a result, most people don’t understand how ocean change affects the climate (and vice versa)—or how these changes affect our planetary and public health. What’s more, they don’t understand the major causes of ocean change and are unaware of major threats to ocean health like acidification and temperature rise.