"Half of the oxygen we as humans breathe comes from the phytoplankton that live in our oceans."
Carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is causing ocean acidification.
"Acidity makes it hard for...corals and some shellfish and plankton species to...survive,
[which] could potentially lead to drastic reductions in fish stocks."
"Many...coral reefs that [had] exhibited 70–80% live coral...
presently exhibit less than...10%."
Also terrible is Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing:
"On top of...pillaging fish stocks, IUU fishing is associated with organized crime...
drugs and weapons trafficking. Human rights abuses and forced labor...are common."
For more on this go to Corruption.
"The ocean around the equator has already become too hot for many species to survive."
Unfriendly neighbors Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia also live in an already dry region.
“Madagascar...is experiencing its worst drought in four decades.”
In some spots, there's no water for crops, no water for livestock, and no water for humans.
It's “because of no rain...and whenever it does rain, it's never enough rain.”
Without tap water, people turn to bottled water.
"Roughly 32-54 million barrels of oil went into producing...bottled water." (USA 2007)
deaths per day,
mostly due to contamination of drinking water by untreated sewage."
How much water does it take to make beer?
"A quarter-pound hamburger [uses] 462 gallons of water [including]...cattle feed...