Monday, May 26, 2008

Just another bad acid trip?


"Evidence of corrosive water caused by the ocean’s absorption of carbon dioxide (CO2) was found less than 20 miles off the west coast of North America during a field study from Canada to Mexico last summer. This was the first time “acidified” ocean water has been found on the continental shelf of western North America."

Here is one topic that has not gotten much time in the popular press. As the climate debate continues, here we can see a direct impact of increases in CO2. Ocean acidification could have serious implications for fisheries and tourism.

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