20 Apr '11, 3pm

Uh Oh! The Oil We Don't Spill Is More Ecologically Damaging Than The Oil We Do Spill

Uh Oh! The Oil We Don't Spill Is More Ecologically Damaging Than The Oil We Do Spill

That CO2, of course, leads to global warming and climate change, as well as what's called ocean acidification, which might be thought of as oceanic global warming and is a greater catastrophe than any spill to date. The oceans absorb about 30 percent of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, creating carbonic acid. Since the start of the industrial revolution we've added about 500 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide to the oceans, which are 30 percent more acidic than they were a couple of hundred years ago.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/oil-we-dont-spill...

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