Sen. Lindsey Graham posed a question to his Democratic colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee about what more could they want in a...
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-VT, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, questioned Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's Suprem...
Thanks for Watching! Please Share and Subscribe! The First 100 Days of President Donald Trump. Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ...
March 23, 2012
Fundamental changes in seawater chemistry are occurring throughout the world's oceans. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) from humankind's industrial and agricultural activities has increased the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.
The ocean absorbs almost a third of the CO2 we release into the atmosphere every year, so as atmospheric CO2 levels increase, so do the levels in the ocean. Initially, many scientists focused on the benefits of the ocean removing this greenhouse gas from the atmosphere.
However, decades of ocean observations now show that there is also a downside — the CO2 absorbed by the ocean is changing the chemistry of the seawater, a process called ocean acidification. This change in the ocean's chemistry will have profound effects on life in the ocean, and those who depend on it.