GreenTracker| Ocean researchers argue that ocean condition are already more extreme than those experienced by marine organisms and ecosystems for millions of years. Called the ‘evil twin of global warming’, ocean acidification is caused when CO2 is emitted by human activity, mainly burning fossil fuels.
Ocean conditions cause Ove Hoegh-Guldberg of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and The University of Queensland to argue that ocean acidification could represent an equal — or perhaps even greater threat — to the biology of our planet than global warming.
More than 30% of the CO2 released from burning fossil fuels, cement production, deforestation and other human activities goes straight into oceans, making them gradually more acidici. via Science Daily