The National Aquarium is a nonprofit, nationally recognized leader in aquatic display, education and conservation, with world-class attractions in Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC. At the core of our mission to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures, is preparing future generations of environmental stewards through hands-on conservation education experiences. Our youth ambassadors are engaging guests in climate change conversations, and making human-aquatic connections that will inspire action to safeguard our oceans.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Because our mission is to inspire conservation of the oceans, we believe it's imperative that the Monterey Bay Aquarium communicate with our visitors and other audiences about the impacts of climate change on ocean health. There is compelling scientific evidence that climate change is occurring; that human activities are accelerating those changes; and that the ocean is being dramatically affected in ways that threaten the survival of ocean ecosystems and human societies.
There is an urgent need to address these issues, because of the unprecedented ecosystem changes taking place already, and the fact that – if left unchecked – these changes could trigger large-scale changes in the future. We believe the sooner society acts, the greater our ability to mitigate the unavoidable impacts of climate change.
New England Aquarium
Global climate change is real and it’s happening now. From the Arctic with its diminishing sea ice, to New England’s low-lying coastal areas, to the Great Barrier Reef, the planet has heated up over the past century. CO2 levels are rising, and sea levels are too. Animals and plants are disappearing from some places and appearing in others. The oceans are a leading indicator of climate change — they are affected by climate change, and they in turn affect the climate. As an ocean steward, the New England Aquarium supports important research on climate change and supports using the oceans as a source of information.
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