Ocean acidification from CO2 overdose

Recent mass coral bleaching event on Great Barrier Reef, caused by ocean acidification. OSU. CC BY 2.0

Our oceans are becoming acidic at an unprecedented rate, and research into the effects of global warming on oceans indicate that this process is happening faster today than at any time in the past 300 million years.

In This Article:

  • What Is Ocean Acidification?
  • What Is The Cause of Ocean Acidification?
  • How Acidic Is The Ocean Today?
  • The Chemistry Behind Ocean Acidity
  • The Ocean’s Ability to Absorb CO2 is Likely to Diminish
  • The Effect of Ocean Acidification on Marine Life
  • How Does Ocean Acidification Impact Humans?
  • How Can We Stop Ocean Acidification?
  • References

Carina Collins, 1 June 2021. Full article.


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