There, carbon dioxide turns into carbonic acid. And that turns ocean water corrosive, particularly to shellfish and corals. Biologists are now coming to realize that rising acid levels in the ocean can affect many other forms of sea life as well.
the acidity rise could reach 150 percent by the end of the century • At the current rate of acidification, the polar …
Rising ocean acidity is now considered to be just as much of a formidable threat to the health of Earth’s environment as the atmospheric climate changes brought on by pumping out greenhouse gases. Scientists are now trying to …
For those who have not been keeping up with the alarmist follies, alleged ocean acidification has joined ... apparently showing a strong correlation between rising atmospheric CO2 levels and falling oceanic pH levels, Wallace noticed that …
WASHINGTON — With the oceans absorbing more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide an hour, a National Research Council study released Thursday found that the level of acid in the oceans is increasing at an unprecedented rate and …
The burning of fossil fuels is causing a rise of acid levels in the ocean, and it may be harming sea life, according to a new study by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The burning of fossil fuels is causing a rise of acid levels …
According to chemical oceanographer Triona McGrath, the ocean has been undergoing a long negative change in pH (the acid/alkaline balance of the water) since the rise of the Industrial Revolution. Low pH means high acidity. Carbon …
Two scientific studies released today highlight the dangers of rising acid levels in the world's oceans. Oceans play a vital role in climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2) and helping to reduce global warming, but CO2 makes …
The problem is with the water, of course—its pH had dropped too much—but ... with an emphasis on how the global carbon cycle and ocean ecology respond to natural and human-driven climate change. Funding for NOVA Next is …
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Portner, is a meta-analysis looking at the specific effects rising acid levels are likely to have on specific categories of ocean life: corals, echinoderms, molluscs, crustaceans and fishes. Every category is projected to respond poorly to …