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Ocean Acidification

NASA also point out the acidity of surface ocean waters has increased by about 30% since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. This increase is due to the absorption of the additional and increasing CO2 being emitted as a result of human behaviour.

Ocean Acidification

Particularly stark evidence of the effects of climate change is presented by our coral reefs. Warming of the sea is increasing the incidence of coral bleaching and of the occurence of disease outbreaks.

The condition of coral reefs is also generally deteriorating due to reduced calcification rates resulting from decreases in the pH of seawater. This decrease is called ocean acidification, explained here by the NOAA.

Coral reef