New Maps Show Just How Acidic Earth's Oceans Are

February 17, 2015 9:08 PM

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New maps created by scientists show just how acidic Earth's oceans are, highlighting the need to deal with the global greenhouse gas problem, according to new research.

Approximately 36 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) are released into the atmosphere each year - mostly from the burning of fossil fuels - and seawater absorbs more than 25 percent of the greenhouse gas. This process is causing the world's oceans to become warmer and more acidic, with this ...

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