Acidity in seas to reach levels not seen in 14 million years

This article discusses a study that shows how climate change is affecting the oceans, and creatures that live in and around it.

The world’s oceans will be more acidic by the end of this century than at any time in the past 14 million years due to the impact of human-induced climate change, according to earth scientists. They say the scenario would pose a major threat to marine life, with the shells of some sea creatures already dissolving in increasingly acidic conditions. Ocean acidification occurs when carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is absorbed by seawater, resulting in a lower pH. New research led by Cardiff University has shown that ocean acidification is likely to hit unprecedented levels in the next few decades if greenhouse gases emission continue at current levels.

The study is published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters

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