Acidification in our ocean

We, as humans, are deeply connected to our ocean whether we realize it our not. Our ocean regulates climate like the heart regulates blood flow in our bodies. Humidity, rain, and temperature are all controlled by our ocean. Burning fossil fuels adds excess heat and carbon dioxide that disrupt this system and make it harder to maintain a stable climate.

OCEAN ACIDIFICATION: Our ocean absorbs excess CO2 when we burn fossil fuels to power cars and create electricity. This excess CO2 increases acidity in our ocean on a global scale.

COASTAL ACIDIFICATION: Nutrients entering the water from land exacerbates acidification in near shore waters.

ACIDIFICATION IN OUR OCEAN

NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP). Resource.

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