Tuesday, March 25, 2014

How Global Warming Is Dissolving Sea Life (And What We Can Do About It)

Source: http://gizmodo.com/how-global-warming-is-dissolving-sea-life-and-what-we-1532266705

How Global Warming Is Dissolving Sea Life (And What We Can Do About It)

The last time Earth's oceans were this acidic, a six mile-wide sulphur-rich space rock had just smashed into the Yucatan Peninsula, unleashing a deluge of acid rain that exterminated all sea life in the the top 400 meters of the water column. Now, some 65 million years after the Cretaceous extinction, human activity is threatening to similarly decimate the ocean's ecosystem—this time, from the bottom up.

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