The consensus among the scientific community is that the greenhouse effect has been the leading cause of climate change.
Over 150 global maritime organisations and 65 commercial partners will pledge their support for LISW19 hosting events during the week. These elements ensure LISW is a unique forum.
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Climate change has had a startling effect on the rising temperatures of the oceans. Scientists predict that water temperatures will hit 1.4 – 5.8◦c by the end of the century. This change in the weather and ocean temperature is having a fundamental effect on the marine life that depends on it.
Despite being a naturally occurring substance, oil spills can pose significant threats to environmental and socioeconomic resources.
Say the word pirate to anyone these days and many would automatically think of Captain Hook, arch nemesis of Peter Pan, or Johnny Depp donning the swaggers of Jack Sparrow swinging from ship masts brandishing a beautifully sculptured sword. These images are all well and good in the world of film and fantasy but in the real world, pirates do exist and their level of criminality is set on a more damaging and life threatening level.