Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Marine Life on a Warming Planet

Since the beginning of the industrial era, humans have pumped increasing amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This has led not only to a warmer climate but also to significant changes in the chemistry of the oceans. Click here for an IHT opinion piece on ocean acidification, a process that has already ruined many coral reefs and over time could threaten the entire marine food chain. Photo courtesy of Tonynetone via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)