More than just temperature: climate change and ocean acidification

Chemists have long known that a beaker of water sitting in a lab will absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and become more acidic. Could it happen at a larger scale if we greatly increased the concentration of CO2 in the world’s atmosphere, would some of it be absorbed by the world’s oceans? What would be the ecological effects? Over the next century or so, we are going to find out.

Australian Academy of Science, 1 May 2015. Resource.

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