Oceans

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Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the ...

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Overview

Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues:

Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text

Sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics

Engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information

Questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension

Glossary, annotated bibliography, websites, and organizations to contact supplement student research

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Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 How Are Oceans Changing?

1 Oceans Are Warming Mary Ann Whitley 11

2 Oceans Are Cooling Lome Gunter 16

3 Ocean Levels Are Rising Rob Young Orrin Pilkey 21

4 Ocean Levels Are Not Rising Marc Sheppard 30

5 Oceans Are Becoming Dangerously Acidic: Natural Resources Defense Council 37

6 The Threat of Ocean Acidification Is Exaggerated Tim Ball 43

Chapter 2 What Are the Most Significant Threats to Oceans?

1 Overfishing Is a Serious Threat to Oceans Daniel Pauly 50

2 The Threat of Overfishing Has Been Exaggerated Nancy Gaines 57

3 Fish Farming Threatens Ocean Fish Stocks: Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform 65

4 Fish Farming Need Not Threaten Ocean Fish Stocks: Global Agenda 73

5 Plastic Waste in the Oceans Poses a Serious Threat Ed Cumming 79

6 The Threat from Plastic Waste in the Oceans Has Been Exaggerated Martin Robbins 86

7 Noise Pollution Is a Serious Threat to Marine Mammals: International Fund for Animal Welfare 93

Chapter 3 How Should Oceans Be Protected?

1 Deepwater Oil Drilling Should Be Banned Matthew Daly 102

2 Deepwater Oil Drilling Should Not Be Banned Jane Wardell Jennifer Quinn 107

3 Protecting Fish Populations Will Solve the Overfishing Crisis John Hocevar Jeremy Jackson 112

4 The Overfishing Crisis Is a Myth Don Hansen 117

Facts About Oceans 122

Organizations to Contact 126

For Further Reading 133

Index 138

Picture Credits 143

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