23 Jan '12, 5pm

Yale Environment 360: Ocean Acidity Rise Unprecedented in Past 21,000 Years, Researchers Say

23 Jan 2012: Ocean Acidity Rise Unprecedented in Past 21,000 Years, Researchers Say Carbon dioxide emissions caused by human activities over the last century have increased the acidity of the world’s oceans far beyond the range of natural variations , which may significantly impair the ability of marine organisms such as corals and mollusks to form their skeletons or shells, a new study says. Is the End in Sight for The World’s Coral Reefs? While it may be difficult fathom, marine scientist J.E.N. Veron says the science is clear: Unless we change the way we live, the Earth’s coral reefs will be utterly destroyed within our children's lifetimes. READ THE e360 REPORT Using computer modeling to simulate climate and ocean conditions from 21,000 years ago to the end of the 21st century, an international team of researchers calculated that current saturation levels of aragonite ...

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