Op-Ed Focus: Climate change could drive coastal food webs to collapse

By Atul Roy|Updated : May 8th, 2017

Article: Climate change could drive coastal food webs to collapse

Link: http://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/climate-change-could-drive-coastal-food-webs-to-collapse-57726

Now try and answer the following questions:

  1. What are food webs? What is the threat posed to Marine Food Webs by the rising levels of carbon di oxide? How will the collapse of Marine Food Webs affect the oceanic biodiversity?
  2. How does Global Warming adversely affect marine biodiversity? How does a reduction in biodiversity affect global ecological stability?
  3. What is coral bleaching? What are the reasons behind this phenomenon? How can coral bleaching lead to a collapse of marine food webs?

Points to Ponder:

  1. How are humans altering the ecosystems in other ways than climate change?
  2. Read about ecosystem services and how anthropogenic forces are bringing about a change in them.

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