Map paints gloomy picture of world's oceans

This is just another story I’ve come across recently paints a stark picture of the impact humans are having on the earth:

From “The Register” – Published Friday 15th February 2008 13:00 GMT

40 per cent ‘heavily affected’ by human activities

“A new global map compiled by analyzing 17 different factors including
fishing, global warming and pollution has revealed that 40 per cent of
the world’s oceans are heavily affected by human activities, while just
a small percentage of seawater has completely escaped the effects of
man’s heavy hand.”

Global map showing human affect on world's oceans. Image: NCEAS

Not very cheerful, is it? For the Register’s full story, click here

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