Ocean Acidification

The Other CO2 Problem: Ocean Acidification. ‘Increasing levels of atmospheric CO2 are causing the increasing acidification of our oceans, to the rising concern of many scientists. Unrelated to climate change, this is an issue of basic chemistry: atmospheric CO2 is absorbed by and reacts with seawater to form carbonic acid (H2CO3). Increasing acidity could have profound affects on basic marine life.’



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