A Global Map of Human Impacts to Marine Ecosystems
Original post made by Sanford Forte, College Terrace, on Feb 15, 2008
This is a fascinating look at human impact on marine ecosystems. All natural systems undergo stress; all natural systems engage in macro-adaptation. This map shows that large impacts are being made on an ecosystem that we hardly understand, at the micro-level. What adaptations will this ecosystem make that impact humans, and what do those changes mean for our future?