Study: Ocean acidification will be worse than expected in the Arctic

Earth.com discusses how ocean acidification will be worse than expected in the Arctic.

In the coming decades, the Arctic Ocean will absorb significantly more carbon dioxide than what has been predicted by current climate models, according to new research from the University of Bern.

The increased rate of ocean acidification, combined with other rapidly changing chemical conditions, could ultimately disrupt the entire Arctic food chain.

A growing collection of studies suggest that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are now the highest they have been in millions of years.

The ocean plays a major role in helping to capture and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. However, excessive levels of CO2 are dramatically increasing the ocean’s acidity.

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