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.
Table of Contents
Ancient vs. Modern Oceans: Perspectives in a Climate Change Scenario
Jorge E. Marcovecchio, Silvia G. De Marco and Walter D. Melo
South Atlantic Circulation and Variability from a Data Assimilating Model
Elbio D. Palma and Ricardo P. Matano
The Issue of Fossil Fuels at The Ocean: Emissions to the Sea and Contribution to Global CO2
A.V. Botello, G. Ponce-Velez, L.A. Soto and F.S. Villanueva
Continent Derived Metal Pollution Through Time: Challenges of the Global Ocean
Luiz Drude de Lacerda and Jorge Eduardo Marcovecchio
Emerging Pollutants in the Global Change Scenario
Bernd Markert, Stefan Fränzle, Simone Wünschmann and Peter Menke-Glückert
Marine Debris: Problems and Solutions of the Changing Ocean
Global Shipping, Ballast Water and Invasive Species
Sami Souissi, Olivier Glippa and Hans-Uwe Dahms
High Seas Deep-sea Fisheries under the Global Changing Trends
Gui Manuel Machado Menezes and Eva Giacomello
Globalization of the Antarctic seas: Pollution and Climate Change Perspectives.
Rosalinda Carmela Montone, César de Castro Martins, Marcos Henrique Maruch Tonelli, Tailisi Hoppe Trevizani, Marcia Caruso Bícego, Rubens Cesar Lopes Figueira, Ilana Elazari Klein Coaracy Wainer and Jorge E. Marcovecchio
International Regulatory Responses to Global Challenges in Marine Pollution and Climate Change
Yubing Shi and Dazhen Zhang
Andres Hugo Arias is a researcher and assistant professor at Instituto Argentinio de Oceanografia, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Jorge Eduardo Marcovecchiois a researcher at Instituto Argentinio de Oceanografia, Buenos Aires, Argentina.