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July 4, 2019 Save the planet

Oceans today absorb about one-third of the carbon dioxide humans send into the atmosphere, about 22 million tons a day. This great service, which has substantially slowed global warming, has been accomplished at great cost: The trend in ocean acidification is about 30 times greater than natural variation, and average surface ocean pH, the standard measure of acidity, has dropped by 0.1 unit.​​​​​​​ That’s a 25-percent increase in acidity, which is significant. Higher acidity is damaging many ocean species thatRead More