Save our oceans

Ocean ecosystems are buckling under the strain of climate change: Scientists estimate that our oceans have absorbed 93 percent of the excess heat from global warming.

The result: Oceans today are warmer, more acidic and less oxygen-rich. Critical habitats like reefs, mangroves and seagrass meadows are being devastated. Fish and wildlife populations are plummeting. And all of this has worsened the impact of the other stresses we're putting on our seas, like plastic pollution.

There are two things we need to do to save our seas: act on climate change and protect ocean ecosystems from other harms. A new bill would do both, conserving vast swathes of ocean and promoting "blue carbon" habitats like kelp forests to absorb more global warming pollution.

Tell your U.S. House representative to support the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act today.

Subject: Protect our oceans: Support the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act