Saturday, January 31, 2009

Acidity Threatens Ocean Life
Yes, we knew this already. CO2 saturation is raising the acidity levels in the ocean, threatening coral reef systems, shellfish populations, and indeed the entire ecology of the sea. But a new report from ocean scientists worldwide says it's getting worse, and moving faster, than we thought.
[T]he new report’s blunt language and international backing give its assessment unusual force. It called for “urgent action” to sharply reduce emissions of carbon dioxide.

“Severe damages are imminent,” the group said Friday in a statement summing up its deliberations at a symposium in Monaco last October.
You can read the Monaco Report here.

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