Tag Archives: ocean acidification
News: Degrading Oceans December 21, 2010
More carbon dioxide in the atmosphere (CO2) means more carbon dioxide dissolves in the oceans. As that happens the acidity of the oceans increases (technically, the pH decreases). This process is chemically obvious and the data indicates that ocean acidification is occurring and increasing. The impact on life in the seas is complex. Many studies [...]
News: Climate Change November 20, 2009
As the December Copenhagen climate summit approaches, it’s not surprising that a spate of new climate studies is appearing. In this case a new study presents data and interpretation for the ability of the Earth’s oceans to absorb CO2 – to act as a carbon sink.