21 Nov '11, 2pm

Oysters are dying because of ocean acidification:

Here's the current list of delicious foods that climate change is going to take away: pecan pie , chocolate , coffee , wine , bacon , peanut butter . Now, a new addition: oysters . This list does sound like the grocery list of a 1 percenter who shops only at a Dean & Deluca in Park Slope. (Wine-filled, coffee-flavored, bacon-flecked chocolate is a thing, right? Well NOT FOR LONG.) But the die-off of oysters heralds a serious environmental problem and indicates how quickly the climate is changing. Oysters are dying because of ocean acidification. As Elizabeth Grossman explains at Yale e360 : Colder, more acidic waters are welling up from the depths of the Pacific Ocean and streaming ashore in the fjords, bays, and estuaries of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, exacting an environmental and economic toll on the region’s famed oysters ... According to the National Oce...

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