Oceans becoming more acidic

Leading scientists at a United Nations Forum have sounded the alarm about the world’s oceans being at risk of becoming too acidic. The scientists’ Monaco Declaration on Ocean Acidification made January 30 said that levels of acidity are accelerating due to a build up of greenhouse gases released to the atmosphere.

The effect of increased acidity in the ocean water is a threat to coral reefs and marine life warned the scientists, who called on governments to take action to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

CANADIAN CONSULTING engineer, 18 February 2009. Article.

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