The world’s climate is changing, and these changes will have an enormous impact on our planet, especially our oceans. By taking action now to ensure a healthy ocean and healthy marine mammals, we are also protecting future generations of marine mammals and people from the anticipated effects as climate change accelerates in the coming years.
The California College of the Arts and The Marine Mammal Center produced an animated short highlighting the science of climate change, its effects on marine mammals and actions we can take to reduce our global footprint. The film was directed and written by Pixar animator Bret Parker, with animation and production completed by students at the California College of the Arts. This animation was generously funded by the California Coastal Commission Whale Tail Grant Program as part of the Center's Climate Change Education Initiative.
What is Global Warming?
The burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas is causing an increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This traps the heat of the planet like a blanket causing the oceans, land and atmosphere to warm. Click the links below to learn more about the changing climate, how it affects people and marine mammals, and how we can take action to help!
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