US National Research Council Confirms Ocean Acidification

GreenTracker| America’s National Research Council has confirmed earlier reports concerning the rapid acidification of the world’s oceans. Presently, oceans absorb about one-third of all CO2 emissions.

We know that lowering seawater pH with CO2 affects biiological processes, such as photosynthesis, nutrient acquisition, groth, reproduction, and individual survival depending upon the amount of acidification and the species tested. One of the biggest areas of concern is coral reefs.

The report is part of the National Ocean Acidification Program, charged with charting an ecological response and they have six key goals. All are focused on research of the problem. None on recommending action. via Science Daily

More reading: Ocean Acidification A Grave Global Problem.