Climate change is altering our ocean and the essential services it provides us—such as a livable climate, fish to eat and important industries like shipping and tourism. But the ocean isn’t only a victim of climate change, it’s also a powerful source of solutions. It can help slow climate change by providing offshore renewable energy and natural carbon storage in critical coastal ecosystems like wetlands and mangrove swamps.
The United States has rejoined the Paris Agreement, a critical step for the health of our country, our ocean and our planet. As signers, we have committed to reducing carbon emissions and the Biden administration is crafting its plans to meet that commitment right now. We need you to use your voice and ensure the United States takes ambitious climate action, and that the ocean is included as an important part of the climate solution.