Toxic Soup For Coral Reefs: Who Knew?
February 20, 2012
"While the world worries and debates about increased levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, a more insidious and perhaps irreversible change threatens the oceans.
Like the air we breathe, oceans also represent a dumping ground for the gases released when human beings burn fossil fuels. Marine waters have absorbed approximately half of the carbon dioxide released from industrialization, and the resulting phenomenon is ocean acidification.
Oceanographers estimate that the ocean absorbs more than 22 million tons of carbon dioxide per day and that by the end of the century, the upper 300 feet of sea water will be more acidic than any time in the last 20 million years."
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