Oceans on the brink, warns re­port

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The United Na­tions re­cently re­leased The First Globa lIn­te­grated Marine As­sess­ment. The re­port has as­sessed the state of the world's oceans from the sci­en­tific and so­cioe­co­nomic point of view. It has warned that cli­mate change, over­ex­ploita­tion of liv­ing marine re­sources, in­creased use of ocean space and ris­ing pol­lu­tion have put ex­ces­sive pres­sure on oceans. It says cu­mu­la­tive im­pacts of hu­man ac­tiv­i­ties have pushed the car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity of oceans al­most to its limit.

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