19 Apr '11, 11pm

One Year Later: How Can We Recover from the Gulf Oil Spill?:

It reminds us that we need to break the habit. We knew this before. Look at the problem of ocean acidification, for example. Our use of fossil fuels creates carbon dioxide that is being absorbed by the oceans, and it's making them sick. It's making them more acidic which is bad for marine life, especially those like corals and crabs that have shells and skeletons that need calcium carbonate. The only way to turn this around is to shift from fossil fuels to clean energy -- we already knew that. But the disaster in the Gulf added another level of injury to the equation.

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