Ocean Acidification – Revolution

Ocean acidification is probably the most important issue on the planet today,” says Revolution director Rob Stewart and it is also the largest environmental issue threatening the world. Oceans regulate climate, atmospheric chemistry and carbon. Ocean plants called phytoplankton produce at least half of the oxygen we breathe. Since the Industrial Revolution, massive quantities of carbon dioxide pollution and carbonic acid have been released into the atmosphere and are absorbed by oceans, lowering the PH level of the sea, making the water acidic, which in turn dissolves the shells of marine organisms. The impact on coral reefs, needed by species for spawning, homes for their offspring and feeding, could create a mass extinction. We need to reduce our carbon footprint and pressure our government to create strict emissions laws.

In theatres on 12 April. More information.

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