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New Research on Ocean Acidification and Warming Oceans Reveals Heavy Toll on Marine Life

New Research on Ocean Acidification and Warming Oceans Reveals Heavy Toll on Marine Life

In 2010, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers found that some waters in Washington's Puget Sound had pH levels as low as 7.7, significantly more acidic than usual conditions. But just what that means for marine eco-systems in the Northwest is unclear, because the science on the subject is surprisingly scarce. An Ignored Problem Ocean acidification may be global warming's evil twin , but it's the lesser known and acknowledged of the two. The ocean absorbs carbon from the atmosphere (as much as 1/3 of the CO2 produced by burning fossil fuels), making it more acidic. TreeHugger John Laumer calls this a "carbon bomb" : "acid in the face of marine life, regardless of what we do to reduce on-going carbon emissions." The best weapon we have against climate change inaction is tangible proof that the planet is getting warmer, with negative effects. The same i...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/new-research...

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