Scientists warn fossil fuels may increase ocean acidity

Scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about yet another problem with the burning of fossil fuels. There is growing evidence that CO2 emissions are causing subtle changes to ocean chemistry in a process known as ocean acidification. Australian scientists are currently conducting a major research project in the Coral Sea to discover how more acidic water would affect the Great Barrier Reef.

Peter McCutcheon, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 5 August 2008. Transcript and movie.

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