Monday, February 02, 2009

CO2 air pollution leads to dangerous acidity levels in the seas

The world's oceans do us the favor of pulling some CO2 out of the atmosphere, which keeps global warming somewhat in check (they absorb about 25 percent of emissions). But the oceans are absorbing so much CO2 these days that ocean acidity levels are reaching dangerous levels (absorbed CO2 becomes carbonic acid), and the ocean food chain is in jeopardy. This according to the recently published "Monaco Statement" by a panel of 155 scientists around the world (NY Times).

How serious is the problem? Well, let's see here. "Severe damages are imminent," said the team. And "urgent action" is advised. And in the end, "impacts on organisms appear unavoidable." In what way? "ocean acidification may render most regions chemically inhospitable to coral reefs by 2050.”

(photo by
Sam and Ian via Flickr)


chenlina said...

sac longchamp pliage
nike air huarache
timberland uk
hollister uk
new balance outlet
burberry sale
kate spade uk
fake oakley sunglasses
rolex replica watches
adidas shoes
lebron james shoes
nike air max 90
marc jacobs
michael kors outlet
adidas shoes uk
longchamp pas cher
ray ban sunglasses
nike roshe run
oakley sunglases cheap
nike free run
coach outlet canada
christian louboutin
louis vuitton outlet
canada goose uk
michael kors outlet online
michael kors
timberland boots uk
instyler curling iron
kate spade
prada outlet
nike running shoes
nike cortez
basketball shoes
ray-ban sunglasses
mont blanc
cheap uggs
tods outlet
fitflops sale clearance
canada goose outlet

raybanoutlet001 said...

nike trainers
christian louboutin outlet
broncos jerseys
ecco shoes
ralph lauren outlet online
omega watches
ray ban sunglasses
vikings jerseys
armani exchange outlet
ralph lauren outlet

jeje said...

adidas neo
true religion
nike air zoom structure 19
nike air max95
kyrie irving shoes
kobe 9
prada sunglasses
led light up shoes
cartier love bracelet
cheap nfl jerseys

haiyan wu said...

nike sneakers
yeezy boost
jordan retro
jordan 11
michael kors handbags
yeezy boost 350
fila shoes
nike running shoes
lebron 15
balenciaga sneakers

Yaro Gabriel said...


ralph lauren uk
louboutin shoes
nike outlet store
kate spade outlet
polo ralph lauren outlet
hermes belt
true religion outlet
jordan shoes
nike outlet store
true religion outlet

dong dong23 said...

nike clothing
jordan 2
jordan 13
nike pas cher
air max 2017
adidas outlet
burberry outlet

Pound360 Archive

About Me

My photo
I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.