10 Jul '12, 1pm

2,600 scientists: climate change killing the world's coral reefs

Carbon emissions paving way for mass extinction in oceans (03/05/2012) Human emissions of carbon dioxide may be acidifying the oceans at a rate not seen in 300 million years, according to new research published in Science. The ground-breaking study, which measures for the first time the rate of current acidification compared with other occurrences going back 300 million years, warns that carbon emissions, unchecked, will likely lead to a mass extinction in the world's oceans. Acidification particularly threatens species dependent on calcium carbonate (a chemical compound that drops as the ocean acidifies) such as coral reefs, marine mollusks, and even some plankton. As these species vanish, thousands of others that depend on them are likely to follow. Acid oceans: in some regions acidification a 'hundred times greater' than natural variation (01/24/2012) Emissions of carbo...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0710-hance-coral-reefs-clim...

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