Ocean Acidification

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Ocean Acidification: The Climate Change Buffer, but Another Environmental Disaster in the Making | Greg Foy

Ocean Acidification: The Climate Change Buffer, but Another Environmental Disaster in the Making

About one quarter of the human-made CO2 emissions have been absorbed by oceans, creating yet another environmental problem of global concern.

Detail of chemistry behind ocean acidification.

Ocean Acidification: The Climate Change Buffer, but Another Environmental Disaster in the Making

About one quarter of the human-made CO2 emissions have been absorbed by oceans, creating yet another environmental problem of global concern.

Ocean acidification: pH in 2100

Ocean acidification: pH in 2100

The Science of Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification

What is the 'other carbon dioxide problem'? How are humans driving changes in the chemistry of the ocean, and what might this mean for marine ecosystems in the future?

Scientists now have nearly a decade's worth of data showing the cycle of plant life in the Earth's oceans. From space, the "ocean color" satellites measure the ocean's biology as plant productivity.

Global Warming Is Reducing Ocean Life, Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide, Say Scientists

Alarming new satellite data show that the warming of the world's oceans is reducing ocean life while contributing to increased global warming. The ocean's food chain is based upon the growth of billions upon billions of microscopic plants. New satellite data show that ocean warming is reducing these plants ---- thus imperiling ocean fisheries and marine life, according to an article in the Nov. 7 issue of the scientific journal Nature.