This book presents a broad overview of pollution issues facing climatic, economic, and legal globalization. Topics include changes in oceans from ancient times to the present, the importance of marine currents and changing climates, marine pollution linked to climate change (fossil fuels, global carbon dioxide, heavy metals, pesticides, plastics, emerging pollutants, and marine debris), global shipping and species invasion, global climate change in the Arctic and Antarctic environments, and regulatory responses to mitigate pollution and climate change in oceans.
Ancient vs. Modern Oceans: Perspectives in a Climate Change Scenario. South Atlantic Circulation and Variability from a Data Assimilating Model. The Issue of Fossil Fuels at The Ocean: Emissions to the Sea and Contribution to Global CO2. Continent Derived Metal Pollution Through Time: Challenges of the Global Ocean. Emerging Pollutants in the Global Change Scenario. Marine Debris: Problems and Solutions of the Changing Ocean. Global Shipping, Ballast Water and Invasive Species. High Seas Deep-sea Fisheries under the Global Changing Trends. Globalization of the Antarctic seas: Pollution and Climate Change Perspectives. International Regulatory Responses to Global Challenges in Marine Pollution and Climate Change.