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Ocean acidification

The 'other CO2 problem'

Enhanced levels of greenhouse gases are not only changing our climate, but when the additional carbon dioxide (CO2 ) released into the atmosphere dissolves in sea water, this results in ocean acidification - the 'other CO2  problem'.

Ocean acidification has only recently been noticed, yet its implications may be as great as the global temperature increases arising from climate change.

Whilst climate change may be diffuse and difficult to track, ocean acidification is measurable, predictable and progressive.

The guide covers how sure the international scientific community is about what is already happening to the ocean; what the future may hold for the ocean in a CO2 world; and explores the consequences for us all.

Last updated on Tuesday 18th September 2012 at 15:51 PM. Click here to comment on this page