The b-side of global warming.
June 8th is World Oceans Day — and our sea soup is turning acidic.
What is ocean acidification?
Ocean acidification occurs when carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere via human activities is absorbed by the ocean. When CO2 combines with water in the ocean, carbonic acid is formed, which lowers (creates a more acidic) pH.
Remind me: what’s pH?
pH is a measure of acidity or alkalinity. A pH below 7 is…