Ocean Acidification: Another Undesired Side Effect Of Fossil Fuel-burning

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 11:28 in Earth & Climate

Up to now, the oceans have buffered climate change considerably by absorbing almost one third of the worldwide emitted carbon dioxide. The oceans represent a significant carbon sink, but the uptake of excess carbon dioxide stemming from man's burning of fossil fuels comes at a high cost: ocean acidification.

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