Acid Oceans and Mass Extinctions

Date: 8/2/2010

Increased release of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is making sea water more acidic, threatening ecosystems and species. It is also reducing the ocean’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide and regulate climate. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), deep and immediate cuts in emissions are needed to stall the acidification of oceans and prevent mass extinction of marine species. Further reading: Ocean Acidification – The Facts.

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