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MAPS: Ban Fishing? A Great Start. Now Declare MAPS. - Parvati Magazine
Ten countries recently came together to sign an agreement banning commercial fishing in the Arctic Ocean for sixteen years. This is great news. But there are even bigger threats to the vulnerable Arctic ecosystem that we need to address immediately. The Arctic polar ice, which regulates temperatures and weather patterns for the entire planet, is in what scientists now call a “death spiral”. There is 75% less late-summer ice now than there was half a century ago. Parts of the Arctic Ocean are 4C warmer than usual. Yet, in the face of this crisis, some interests seek only to exploit …