Oceans failing the acid test, U.N. says

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  1. Frankie

    Frankie Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
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    (CNN) -- The chemistry of the world's oceans is changing at a rate not seen for 65 million years, with far-reaching implications for marine biodiversity and food security, according to a new United Nations study released Thursday.
    "Environmental Consequences of Ocean Acidification," published by the U.N. Environmental Program (UNEP)," warns that some sea organisms including coral and shellfish will find it increasingly difficult to survive, as acidification shrinks the minerals needed to form their skeletons.
    Lead author of the report Carol Turley, from the UK's Plymouth Marine Laboratory said in a statement: "We are seeing an overall negative impact from ocean acidification directly on organisms and on some key ecosystems that help provide food for billions. We need to start thinking about the risk to food security."
    Tropical reefs provide shelter and food for around a quarter of all known marine fish species, according to the U.N. report, while over one billion people rely on fish as a key source of protein.
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  2. Uslanja

    Uslanja New Member

    Dec 25, 2009
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    Very compelling article! But, until governments around the world have the fortitude to drastically change the status quo, then it will be business as usual and industrial accidents and pollution of catastrophic proportions will continue! The real problem lies within our life styles and the global economic model, and none of us has any idea how to change that! I worry for my children and grandchildren!!
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