Course Hero Logo

Untitled document (42).pdf - Climate change is growing...

Course Hero uses AI to attempt to automatically extract content from documents to surface to you and others so you can study better, e.g., in search results, to enrich docs, and more. This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 2 pages.

Climate change is growing rapidly around the world. Ice melting in the arctic,forest fires amplifying quickly, and more. Because of human-driven increasedlevels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, there is more CO2 dissolving into theocean. The ocean's average PH level is now 8.1, very basic and also known asalkaline, but as the ocean continues to absorb more CO2, the PH decreases and theocean water becomes more acidic. The ocean water had so much surface heatcontent that the PH level increased by 26%. This also impacts the sea surfacetemperatures. Because of these changes, marine organisms are so negativelyimpacted, which, by the way, they make shells from calcium carbonate.Whencarbon dioxide enters the ocean, it dissolves in saltwater. First, it forms carbonicacid. Then, this carbonic acid breaks apart producing bicarbonate ions andhydrogen ions. Ocean acidification results from an increased concentration ofhydrogen ions and a reduction in carbonate ions due to the absorption of increased

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

End of preview. Want to read all 2 pages?

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Term
Summer
Professor
NGUYEN
Tags

Newly uploaded documents

Show More

Newly uploaded documents

Show More

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture