OK, bear with me here. Wouldn't it be great if we were all in agreement that the high level primary symptoms affecting ocean health are sea temperature rise, sea level rise, plastics, toxic substance release, and compromised biology? And stretching our imaginations a little further, maybe we could even agree on the cause(s)? In our dreams!
Even those of you who are on board with the symptoms are probably going to defer (after some careful thought I'm sure) to what seems to be the default response; "It's got to be global warming driven by the use of fossil fuels." Not so sure I'm on board there. Give some consideration to what is really behind the cause. What drives the decision to drive a car instead of riding a bike or to purchase groceries wrapped in various iterations of the 700 plus polymers of plastics or to give no thought to the amount of waste created and what is done with it? The answer, "You!" I guess in the interest of my personal health I'll change that to "Us!" No question some of us more or less than others. But the fact remains that we all have a responsibility to impress on our fellow (wo)man that we've got to change our ways and start making life style changes.