Blum Center Director Richard Matthew is a co-author on a recent article in the Journal of Climate Change and Health.

The article, titled “Climate Change-Accelerated Ocean Biodiversity Loss & Associated Planetary Health Impacts,” reviews scientific literature on how climate change is impacting ocean biodiversity, and how this in turn has consequences for human systems and human health.

Climate change and the resulting loss of ocean biodiversity could impact humans in several ways, including shocks to food and nutrition security, livelihoods, biomedical research, disaster risk management, and more.

Read the full article and learn about potential future courses of action to mitigate the effects of climate change on planetary health here.