What Is Ocean Acidification?
Ocean Acidification is when carbon dioxide is absorbed by the ocean from the atmosphere
For over 200 years carbon dioxide has been increasing in the atmosphere. The ocean has been absorbing 30% of that.
How did human's contribute?
An increase in greenhouse gases raises the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, causing the ocean to absorb more. Carbon dioxide is produced through the use of fossil fuels, solid waste and deforestation.
What are some impacts of the issue?
The increase of ocean acidification has made coral unable to produce strong skeletons. In one hundred years, coral may become extinct. Since coral is at the bottom of the food chain, the loss of this species could extremely decrease the populations of one million species that rely on them