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The process of ocean acidification can be a confusing one. Exactly how does the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere change the pH balance in the oceans, and what kinds of issues does it cause? Oceana has created an excellent tour via Google Earth that illustrates the process. It manages to sum up in just a couple minutes the chemistry that is changing the balance of life in our oceans right now.
Oceana scientist Dr. Jeffrey Short describes the science behind, and impacts of an ocean that is acidifying. The video is intended to coincide with the UN's COP16 conference in Cancun, Mexico.
While the narration is less than ebullient, the information should get your blood pumping. Ocean acidification is no small matter, and the balance of ecosystems is on the brink of a big change if carbon dioxide levels aren't reduced.
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