Ocean acidification: global warming’s sour sibling

The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation by Dr. Edward Peltzer, speaking on “Ocean Acidification: Global Warming’s Sour Sibling” on Friday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Forum 110 at Modesto Junior College, 435 College Ave. in Modesto.

As carbon dioxide accumulates in the atmosphere, an ever growing imbalance is occurring between the air and the sea.  As this gradient increases, more and more carbon dioxide is forced into the ocean.  The enrichment of the ocean with CO2 has helped to reduce CO2 levels in the atmosphereand thereby mitigate some of the effects of releasing high quantities of carbon dioxide into the environment. However, there are important consequences for the ocean that have been overlooked in the clamor and controversy surrounding global warming.

Peltzer is a senior research specialist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute located in Moss Landing, CA.  His current research focuses on the development of new analytical techniques for marine chemistry.

This free MAPS presentation is intended for people over 13.  Parking is open so feel free to park in any staff or student space on campus. For more information about the MAPS program, contact MJC’s Science, Mathematics and Engineering Division office at 575-6173.

For more information about Dr. Peltzer, please visit:

http://www.mbari.org/staff/etp3/

MJC Modesto Junior College, 15 November 2012. Article.


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