Thursday, June 11, 2009

UNMIT Photo of the Day: Oceans and Power?

Do Heavy Oil Power Plants in coastal areas count as "human activity"?

From: Rama RAZY [] On Behalf Of UNMIT-MEDIA
Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 10:17 AM
Subject: UNMIT Photo of the Day -- 08 June 2009

Human activity has taken a terrible toll on the world’s oceans. Vulnerable ecosystems and fisheries are being damaged by over-exploitation, alien species and pollution. Increases in sea temperatures, sea-level rises and ocean acidification caused by climate change pose a further threat. June 8, 2009 marks the first observance of World Oceans Day; a day to highlight the importance of oceans and to recognize the considerable challenges in preserving them.
Photo by Martine Perret/UNMIT.